Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow



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author = {Rasool, G and Sharifi, S and Johnstone, C and Stack, MM},
doi = {10.1007/s40735-016-0040-5},
journal = {Journal of Bio and Tribo Corrosion},
title = {Mapping Synergy of Erosion Mechanisms of Tidal Turbine Composite Materials in Sea Water Conditions},
url = {},
volume = {2},
year = {2016}

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AB - Tidal energy, of all marine renewables energy,possesses higher persistency and predictability over longtimescales. Moreover, the higher density of water than airalso results in greater power output from a tidal turbinethan a wind turbine with similar dimensions. Due to theaggressive marine environment, there are barriers in thedevelopment of tidal power generation technology. Inparticular, with regard to increased rotor diameter, theselection of material presents significant challenges to beaddressed including the tribological environment, such assolid particle erosion, cavitation erosion, the effect of highthrust loading on the turbine blade tips and the synergybetween sea water conditions and such tribological phenomena.This research focuses on producing and testing avariety of composite materials with different fibres andreinforcement layouts to evaluate two main tribologicalissues in tidal environments: matrix cutting and reinforcementfracture. A slurry pot test rig was used to measure theeffects of different impact angles and particles sizes atconstant tip speeds.
AU - Rasool,G
AU - Sharifi,S
AU - Johnstone,C
AU - Stack,MM
DO - 10.1007/s40735-016-0040-5
PY - 2016///
SN - 2198-4220
TI - Mapping Synergy of Erosion Mechanisms of Tidal Turbine Composite Materials in Sea Water Conditions
T2 - Journal of Bio and Tribo Corrosion
UR -
UR -
VL - 2
ER -