Daniel C. Conley

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The present method proposes the use and adaptation of ocean circulation models as an assessment tool framework for tidal current turbine (TCT) array-layout optimization. By adapting both momentum and turbulence transport equations of an existing model, the present TCT representation method is proposed to extend the actuator disc concept to 3-D large scale(More)
Article history: Received 8 January 2016 Received in revised form 27 October 2016 Accepted 28 October 2016 Available online 31 October 2016 Sand and gravel beaches naturally act as a coastal buffer, absorbingwave energy and dynamically adapting to the seasonal and long-termwave climate. Significant shifts in nearshoremorphology can occur during extremewave(More)
Marine renewable energy installations harnessing energy from wind, wave and tidal resources are likely to become a large part of the future energy mix worldwide. The potential to gather energy from waves has recently seen increasing interest, with pilot developments in several nations. Although technology to harness wave energy lags behind that of wind and(More)
1 Environmental Engineering Division, DICA-Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy 2 Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark 3 School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Devon, UK 4Department of Civil Engineering, SUN, Seconda(More)
This paper presents the results of a laboratory experiment of swash hydrodynamics on a coarse sand barrier beach backed by a lagoon. Boundary layer dynamics have been analyzed using the high-resolution near-bed velocities measured by Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profilers deployed in the swash zone. Swash events have been ensemble-averaged in order to study(More)
Video-based depth inversion through the linear dispersion relation for free surface waves using the cross spectral correlation analysis, cBathy (Holman et al., 2013), is applied for the first time in a highly energetic macro-tidal environment in the South West of England at Porthtowan. This application of cBathy reveals two main issues: 1) inaccurate depth(More)
Swash zone sheet flow and suspended sediment transport rates are estimated on a 14 coarse sand beach constructed in a large-scale laboratory wave flume. Three test cases under 15 monochromatic waves with wave heights of 0.74 m and wave periods of 8 and 12.2 s were 16 analyzed. Sediment flux in the sheet flow layer exceeds several hundred kg m s during both(More)
This version is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. A newly developed Conductivity Concentration Profiler (CCP), capable of rendering a 29-point sediment concentration profile at 1 mm vertical resolution, was deployed on a macrotidal beach in Perranporth, UK, as part of a(More)
A laboratory experiment was carried out to study sediment transport dynamics occurring in the swash zone of a coarse-sandy beach built in a large-scale wave flume. Hydroand morpho-dynamic as well as sediment transport data were collected using sensors mounted on a scaffold rig deployed in the lower swash zone close to the moving bed. The high resolution of(More)
Turbulence closure models are evaluated for application to spilling and plunging breakers in the surf zone using open source computational fluid dynamics software. A new library of turbulence models for application to multiphase flows has been developed and is assessed for numerical efficiency and accuracy by comparing against existing laboratory data for(More)