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Welsh wave PhD up for grabs

Marine Power Systems joins forces with Swansea University

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Marine Power Systems is to develop a mechanical engineering PhD scholarship with Swansea University that will provide one successful student with the opportunity to help progress production of its WaveSub device.

The Swansea wave developer has joined with the university's Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship II programme to investigate the underlying physical principles of hydrodynamic interaction between wave energy converters.

It is anticipated the development of a computational model and validation via physical testing will help MPS to understand, optimise and assess arrays of wave devices.

The scholarship is part-funded by the Welsh government's European Social Fund convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

MPS director Gareth Stockman said: "This scholarship offers a great opportunity for students with a degree within the fields of engineering, applied mathematics or physics, to gain a thorough understanding of interacting floating bodies with application to WaveSub.”

MPS' WaveSub device is due for deployment later in 2016.

Image: Swansea Bay campus (Swansea University)

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