Sean Petley

PhD student

Profile

Sean is a PhD student in Engineering at Lancaster University and a member of the Lancaster University Renewable Energy & Fluid Machinery Group. He graduated from Lancaster in 2014 with an MEng (Hons) in Sustainable Mechanical Engineering.

Sean is currently researching jet-casing interactions in impulse turbines using computational fluid dynamics and experimental modelling. Other research projects include numerical modelling of a tidal lagoon calculating annual energy generation and design optimisation of an overtopping wave energy convertor device.

Experimental investigation and analysis of the spear valve design on the performance of Pelton turbines: 3 case studies
Zidonis, A., Benzon, S., Panagiotopoulos, A., Petley, S., Aggidis, G.A., Anagnostopoulos, I., Papantonis, D. 11/10/2017
Conference paper

Experimental investigation and analysis of three spear valve designs on the performance of Turgo impulse turbines
Benzon, S., Zidonis, A., Petley, S., Aggidis, G.A., Panagiotopoulos, A., Anagnostopoulos, I., Papantonis, D. 11/10/2017
Conference paper

Navier-stokes CFD analysis of a tidal turbine rotor in steady and planar oscillatory flow
Amato, G., Doyle, S., Petley, S., Campobasso, M.S., Milne, I.A., Aggidis, G.A. 27/08/2017 In: Proceedings of EWTEC 2017. EWTEC
Conference contribution

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon annual energy estimation
Petley, S., Aggidis, G. 1/01/2016 In: Ocean Engineering. 111, p. 348-357. 10 p.
Journal article