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SDSS-IV MaNGA: Spatially resolved star formation in barred galaxies

Fraser-McKelvie, Amelia; Aragón-Salamanca, Alfonso; Merrifield, Michael; Masters, Karen; Nair, Preethi; Emsellem, Eric; Kraljic, Katarina; Krishnarao, Dhanesh; Andrews, Brett H; Drory, Niv; Neumann, Justus


Amelia Fraser-McKelvie

Karen Masters

Preethi Nair

Eric Emsellem

Katarina Kraljic

Dhanesh Krishnarao

Brett H Andrews

Niv Drory

Justus Neumann


A novel wave-energy device is presented. Both a preliminary proof-of-principle of a working, scaled laboratory version of the energy device is shown as well as the derivation and analysis of a comprehensive mathematical and numerical model of the new device. The wave-energy device includes a convergence in which the waves are amplified, a constrained wave buoy with a (curved) mast and direct energy conversion of the buoy motion into electrical power via an electro-magnetic generator. The device is designed for use in breakwaters and it is possible to be taken out of action during severe weather. The new design is a deconstruction of elements of existing wave-energy devices, such as the TapChan, IP wave-buoy and the Berkeley Wedge, put together in a different manner to enhance energy conversion and, hence, efficiency. The idea of wave-focusing in a contraction emerged from our work on creating and simulating rogue waves in crossing seas, including a “bore-soliton-splash”. Such crossing seas have been recreated and modelled in the laboratory and in simulations by using a geometric channel convergence. The mathematical and numerical modelling is also novel. One monolithic variational principle governs the dynamics including the combined (potential-flow) hydrodynamics, the buoy motion and the power generation, to which the dissipative elements such as the electrical resistance of the circuits, coils and loads have been added a posteriori. The numerical model is a direct and consistent discretisation of this comprehensive variational principle. Preliminary numerical calculations are shown for the case of linearised dynamics; optimisation of efficiency is a target of future work.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 22, 2020
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Fraser-McKelvie, A., Aragón-Salamanca, A., Merrifield, M., Masters, K., Nair, P., Emsellem, E., …Neumann, J. (2020). SDSS-IV MaNGA: Spatially resolved star formation in barred galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Keywords Space and Planetary Science; Astronomy and Astrophysics
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