Martin Widden

Senior Lecturer

A Basic Design-Build-Test Experience: Model Wind Turbine using Additive Manufacture
Widden, M., Rennie, A., Quayle, S., Gunn, K. 23/06/2011 In: Conference proceedings 7th International CDIO Conference, Technical University of Denmark, 20th – 22nd June 2011. Technical University of Denmark p. 1039-1048. 10 p.
Paper

Optimizing the shape of a surge-and-pitch wave energy collector using a genetic algorithm
McCabe, A.P., Aggidis, G.A., Widden, M.B. 12/2010 In: Renewable Energy. 35, 12, p. 2767-2775. 9 p.
Journal article

Use of FDM in an undergraduate student project: design, build and test a model wind turbine
Widden, M., Gunn, K., Rennie, A. 09/2010 In: 3rd International Conference on Additive Technologies (iCAT 2010); DAAAM Specialized Conference. DAAAM International 2 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

An economic hydropower scheme for low-head sites, using a siphon system
Mardiani-Euers, E., Quayle, S.D., Widden, M.B. 2010
Conference paper

A pilot study into the optimization of the shape of a wave energy collector by genetic algorithm.
McCabe, A.P., Aggidis, G.A., Widden, M.B. 09/2009
Conference paper

Some Aspects of Tuning Wave Energy Converters in Irregular Waves.
McCabe, A.P., Aggidis, G.A., Widden, M. 07/2008
Conference paper

Analysis of a pitching-and-surging wave-energy converter that reacts against an internal mass, when operating in regular sinusoidal waves.
Widden, M.B., French, M.J., Aggidis, G.A. 2008 In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. 222, Number, p. 153-161. 9 p.
Journal article

Low-head low-cost hydro power by conversion to air pressure.
Baker, N.J., Aggidis, G.A., Widden, M.B. 10/2007
Conference paper

Calculation of the performance of resonant wave energy converters in real seas.
Aggidis, G.A., McCabe, A., Widden, M., Yavuz, H. 1/03/2006 In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. 220, 3, p. 117-128. 12 p.
Journal article

Maximising the benefits of hydropower by developing the North-West England hydro resource model.
Aggidis, G., Howard, D.C., Rothschild, R., Widden, M. 2006 In: Proceedings of the International Hydro Power & Dams Construction Journal. 7, 1
Journal article

Economic low head hydro power by conversion to air pressure.
Widden, M.B., French, M.J., Aggidis, G.A. 05/2005 In: Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress. ISBN: 008044671X.
Chapter

PS frog MK5 WEC developments and design progress.
Aggidis, G.A., Bradshaw, A., French, M.J., McCabe, A.P., Meadowcroft, J.A.C., Widden, M.B. 05/2005 In: Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress. p. 1199-1204. 6 p. ISBN: 008044671X.
Chapter

A comparative study of wave energy technologies, public workshop: ‘making waves: the economic and social impacts of marine renewables.
Aggidis, G.A., Bradshaw, A., French, M.J., McCabe, A.P., Meadowcroft, J.A.C., Widden, M.B. 2005 In: Proceedings of the EPSRC SuperGen marine energy research consortium.
Chapter

Analysis of PS frog pitching and surging wave-energy converter operating in regular sinusoidal waves.
Widden, M.B., French, M.J., Aggidis, G.A. 2005 In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment.
Journal article

Low Head Hydropower Developments.
Cattley, R., Widden, M.B., Aggidis, G.A. 2005 In: Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress.
Journal article

The power capture of PS frog pitching and surging point absorber wave energy converter.
Widden, M.B., French, M.J., Aggidis, G.A. 2005 In: Proceedings of the international symposium on fluid machinery for wave and tidal energy: state of the art and new developments.
Chapter

Economic energy from low head water by conversion to air pressure.
Widden, M.B., French, M.J., Aggidis, G.A. 12/2004 In: IMechE Conference Transactions. v. 6, p. 41-49. 9 p.
Journal article

An intuitive visual aid to the design and analysis of controller transformations.
Winsby, A.J., Burge, S., Grout, I., Widden, M.B. 2003 In: Proceedings of the educational ECAD user group.
Chapter

PS frog MK5: a self-contained offshore wave energy converter.
McCabe, A.P., Bradshaw, A., Chaplin, R.V., Widden, M.B. 2003 In: Proceedings of the world energy conference.
Chapter

Wave energy research at Lancaster University: PS frog and frond.
Taylor, C.J., Bradshaw, A., Chaplin, R.V., French, M., Widden, M.B. 2002 In: Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress VII held in Cologne, Germany.
Conference contribution

The exploitation of low-head hydropower by pressure interchange with air, using siphons.
French, M.J., Widden, M.B. 2001 In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 215, 2, p. 223-230. 8 p.
Journal article

Experimental and computed natural frequencies of square pultruded GRP plates: effects of anisotropy, hole size ratio and edge support conditions.
Turvey, G.J., Mulcahy, N., Widden, M.B. 12/2000 In: Composite Structures. 50, 4, p. 391-403. 13 p.
Journal article

Economical conversion of low-head hydropower
Widden, M.B., French, M.J. 2000 In: Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress VI. Brighton p. 1611-1614. 4 p.
Chapter

Foam formation in low expansion fire fighting equipment.
Roger, L.E., Widden, M.B., Osborne, M.J. 2000 In: Proceedings of the Eurofoam 2000 conference. The Netherlands
Chapter

The spring-and-lever balancing mechanism, George Carwardine and the anglepoise lamp.
French, M.J., Widden, M.B. 2000 In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 214, 3, p. 501-508. 8 p.
Journal article

The development of a rapid-prototyping technique for mechatronic-augmented heavy plant.
Melling, G., Bradley, D.A., McKee, D., Widden, M.B. 1997 In: Automation in Construction. 5, 5, p. 365-378. 14 p.
Journal article

Fluid mechanics.
Widden, M.B. 1995 In: Foundations of engineering. Macmillan
Chapter

Function-costing and function maps in conceptual design.
Widden, M.B., Oh, V.K., Li, M., Green, I., Chaplin, R.V. 1994 In: Proceedings of the 1994 Lancaster international workshop on engineering design: computer-aided conceptual design, CACD'94.
Chapter

Function costing: recent developments.
Li, M., Stokes, C.A., French, M.J., Widden, M.B. 1993 In: Proceedings of international conference on engineering design (ICED). Zurich : Heurista p. 1123-1129. 7 p.
Chapter

Function-costing: a promising aid to early cost estimation.
French, M.J., Widden, M.B. 1993 In: Proceedings of conference on design for manufacturability DE-Vol. 52. Chicago : ASME p. 85-90. 6 p.
Chapter

The function cost of low power three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors.
French, M.J., Stokes, C.A., Widden, M.B. 1993 In: Journal of Engineering Design. 4, 4, p. 267-276. 10 p.
Journal article

The application of transputer control to a robotically-serviced manufacturing cell.
O'Brien, S., Widden, M.B. 02/1992 In: Transputer Mailshot. p. 23-30. 8 p.
Journal article

Improving quality in shoe manufacture through the application of industrial robots.
Marshall, A.A., Widden, M.B. 1992 In: SERC technology transfer and implementation conference. London
Chapter

The function cost of pressure vessels and rolling element bearings.
Folley, M.S., French, M.J., Widden, M.B. 1992 In: Journal of Engineering Design. 3, 4, p. 291-305. 15 p.
Journal article