MSc Projects new

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30-11-2017MSc Project
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"100% sustainable electricity systems for islands"
Prof.dr. K. Blok; Faculty of TPM

12-12-2016

MSc Project

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"Turning big energy data into knowledge on energy use and energy efficiency"
Prof.dr. K. Blok; Faculty of TPM

12-12-2016

MSc Project

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"Global energy pathways compatible with a maximum temparature rise of 1.5°C"
Prof.dr. K. Blok; Faculty of TPM

OCEAN WAVE ENERGY

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Description (title, authors and abstract)

01-10-2017

MSc Project

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How can we find the best way to harvest ocean wave energy?
Henk Polinder


 

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY

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Description (title, authors and abstract)

11-10-2016MSc Project
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Renewable Energy Transitions and OTEC at SIDS
Jaco Quist, Kornelis Blok, Gerend Jan Kleute
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely on expensive imported fossil energy, while having huge potential for Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) like solar, wind, geothermal, and OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion). This provides a huge opportunity to conduct research and thesis projects into renewable energy transitions for SIDS and the role that OTEC can play in such transitions by providing a baseload power. However, implementation of OTEC is still lagging behind and renewable energy transitions on SIDS are developing slower than possible despite the huge advantages for those islands, partly because of lack of investment power, and partly because of  limited institutional capacity and other governance issues.

26-11-2016

MSc Project

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Ocean Thermal Water Plant
B.J. Kleute, Blueriste BV; Dr.ir. Carlos Infante Ferreira
The main objective of this project is to contruct a prototype and perform experiments for validation and optimization of the Ocean Thermal Water Plant in collaboration with TU Delft and possible other partners. 

12-10-2016

MSc Thesis
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Cold water pipe deployment for Offshore OTEC Power Plants
B.J. Kleute, Bluerise BV
A cold water pipe is reauired to bring cold seawater of approximately 4-5C to the power plant at the sea surface. This pipe reaches out to 1000m depth. To limit the pressure drop over the pipe, a pipe diameter of around 2m up to 4m is selected, depending on the required cold seawater intake. Pipe deployment is expected to be one of the main challenges of OTEC. Critical during deployment is the pipe's ability to withstand the bending and tension loads. Different methodologies have been considered but non have left the drawing board yet.

12-10-2016

MSc Thesis
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"Dynamic analysis of a floating OTEC Power Plant"
B.J. Kleute, Bluerise BV
Floating OTEC plants consist, amongst others, of a floating structure for housing the power plant, and a slender cold water pipe which is free hanging and has an intake at about 1000m depth. The floating structure and the cold water pipe are connected and interact dynamically due to wave- and current-inducted motions. These interactions have to be considered and minimized in the design process of an OTEC plant in order to provide acceptable operating conditions and increase the system lifetime.

TIDAL/CURRENT ENERGY

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Description (title, authors and abstract)

23-06-2017MSc Thesis link"Design of a vertical axis tidal turbine for confined flow conditions"
Dr. Antonio Jarquin-Laguna
To design a variable pitch tidal turbine for the TTC using numerical tools such as CFD under confined flow conditions.
23-06-2017MSc Thesis
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"Most suitable numerical method for analysing the performance of tidal
turbines in the Tidal Technology Center Grevelingendam"
Dr. Antonio Jarquin Laguna
To determine the most suitable numerical methods that can accurately predict the
performance and behaviour of tidal turbines in the TTC.

11-10-2016

MSc Thesis
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"Hydrodynamic interaction of an offshore floating support
structure and tidal energy converter"
Prof. Dr. A. Metrikine; Ir. Antonio Jarquin Laguna
This research focuses on the development of a coupled dynamic model by integrating the turbine and control system behaviour with a hydrodynamic model of a floating tidal energy conversion platform.