Available Master topics: Biomedical Computing

Tidal stream turbines represent one of the most promising technologies for capturing marine energy. These turbines are installed in fast tidally-induced currents, where they convert mechanical energy into electricity in a similar way to wind turbines.

In numerical software, there is often a small part of the source code that takes most of the execution time, by virtue of being called often in the innermost loop. We call this part of the code the kernel.

A standard finite element method works on a mesh, which often is an approximation of the computational domain. In this master's thesis we are interested in developing finite element methods that ideally work directly on the geometrical description.

Typical geometry descriptions may be:

The motion of fluid droplets is an important part in processes in nature such as thundercloud formation, and in technological applications such as ink jet printing and electrospray mass spectroscopy.

There has been a rapid development of so called cut finite element methods in

Oceanic tides have the potential to yield a vast amount of renewable energy. 

Marine seismic is a well-established method to search for subsurface hydrocar