Biography

 

Josh is a Physical Scientist, originating from Australia where he completed his undergraduate and PhD studies at James Cook University. He was awarded a first class honours degree in science, majoring in physics, before commencing his doctoral thesis on the topic of energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks distributed in the marine environment. His PhD was co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Energy Technology Division, where he spent time working with the Energy Harvesting Team. His PhD research focussed on developing numerical models and physical prototypes to optimise and examine the potential of a small scale wave energy converter and a thermal energy harvesting device located on the ocean surface.

Josh joined COER in 2012, leading a three year project on “Nonlinear Parametric Modelling and Control for Wave Energy Devices using Numerical Tank Testing”. In 2016-2018 he joined the team working on the project “Development of the Next Generation of Controllers for Wave Energy Devices” and served as the Deputy Director of COER. During his time at COER, he also served on the committee for the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) and was the INORE Chairman in 2013-14.

In 2018, Josh moved to Hungary where he currently works in the Dept of Fluid Mechanics at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, teaching courses on “Opensource CFD” and continuing to research offshore reneable energy.

His research interests include wave energy conversion, the development of numerical wave tanks, computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear hydrodynamic modelling, and the venture from physics to numerics when modelling and solving a physical process or system.

 


Josh Davidson

Publications

 

2019

Schmitt, Pál; Windt, Christian ; Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V; Whittaker, Trevor

The Efficient Application of an Impulse Source Wavemaker to CFD Simulations (Journal Article)

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7 (71), pp. 7030071, 2019.

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Windt, Christian ; Davidson, Josh ; Schmitt, Pál; Ringwood, John V

On the Assessment of Numerical Wave Makers in CFD Simulations (Journal Article)

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7 (2), pp. 7020047, 2019.

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Davidson, Josh ; Windt, Christian ; Giorgi, Giuseppe ; Genest, Romain ; Ringwood, John V

Evaluation of energy maximising control systems for wave energy converters using OpenFOAM (Incollection)

pp. 157, 2019.

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2018

Windt, Christian ; Davidson, Josh ; Ransley, Edward ; Jakobsen, Morten ; Kramer, Morten ; Ringwood, John V

Validation of a CFD-based numerical wave tank of the Wavestar WEC (Conference)

3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018.

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Windt, Christian ; Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

High-fidelity numerical modelling of ocean wave energy systems: A review of computational fluid dynamics-based numerical wave tanks (Journal Article)

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93 , pp. 610-630, 2018.

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Penalba, Markel ; Davidson, Josh ; Windt, Christian ; Ringwood, John V

A high-fidelity wave-to-wire simulation platform for wave energy converters: Coupled numerical wave tank and power take-off models (Journal Article)

Applied Energy, 226 , pp. 655-669, 2018.

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Genest, Romain ; Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

Adaptive control of a wave energy converter (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy , 2018.

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2017

Davidson, Josh ; Genest, Romain ; Ringwood, John V

Adaptive control of a wave energy converter simulated in a numerical wave tank (Conference)

Proceedings of the EWTEC 2017, Cork, 2017.

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Windt, Christian ; Davidson, Josh ; Schmitt, P; Ringwood, John V; Sáenz, Jon

Assessment of numerical wave makers (Conference)

Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Cork, Ireland, 2017.

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Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

Mathematical modelling of mooring systems for wave energy converters – A review (Journal Article)

Energies, 10 (5), pp. 666-732, 2017.

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2016

Davidson, Josh ; Giorgi, Simone ; Ringwood, John V

Identification of wave energy device models from numerical wave tank data - Part 1: Numerical wave tank identification tests (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 7 (3), pp. 1012-1019, 2016.

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Giorgi, Simone ; Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

Identification of Wave Energy Device Models From Numerical Wave Tank Data—Part 2: Data-Based Model Determination (Journal Article)

IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy, 7 (3), pp. 1020-1027, 2016.

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2015

Giorgi, Simone ; Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

Identification of nonlinear excitation force kernels using numerical wave tank experiments (Conference)

Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes, France, 2015.

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Davidson, Josh ; Giorgi, Simone ; Ringwood, John V

Linear parametric hydrodynamic models for ocean wave energy converters identified from numerical wave tank experiments (Journal Article)

Ocean Engineering, 103 , pp. 31–39, 2015.

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Ringwood, John V; Davidson, Josh ; Giorgi, Simone

Optimising numerical wave tank tests for the parametric identification of wave energy device models (Conference)

Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers St John's, Canada, 2015.

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Davidson, Josh ; Cathelain, Marie ; Guillemet, Louise ; Le Huec, Thilbault ; Ringwood, John V

Implementation of an openfoam numerical wave tank for wave energy experiments (Conference)

Proceedings of the 11th European wave and tidal energy conference, Nantes, France, 2015.

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2014

Davidson, Josh ; Giorgi, Simone ; Ringwood, John V

Numerical wave tank identification of nonlinear discrete time hydrodynamic models (Conference)

1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

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Costello, Ronan ; Davidson, Josh ; Padeletti, Davide ; Ringwood, John V

Comparison of numerical simulations with experimental measurements for the response of a modified submerged horizontal cylinder moored in waves (Inproceedings)

ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, pp. V09BT09A038–V09BT09A038, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2014.

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McNatt, Cameron ; Hall, Matthew ; Davidson, Josh ; de Andres, Adrian ; Hamawi, Soraya

Innovation in Offshore Renewable Energy: International Collaboration and INORE (Conference)

5th International Conference on Ocean Energy, Halifax, Canada, 2014.

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2013

Davidson, Josh ; Giorgi, Simone ; Ringwood, John V

Linear parametric hydrodynamic models based on numerical wave tank experiments (Inproceedings)

EWTEC 2013, 2013.

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