González-Gorbeña, Eduardo

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
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Key Words: Tidal stream energy, optimisation of tidal energy converter array layouts, numerical modelling

Additional Info

  • Bio:

    Eduardo González-Gorbeña Eisenmann, PhD

    Eduardo González-Gorbeña (PhD) is a coastal engineer specialized in numerical modelling of environmental hydraulics. His research experience has been dedicated to tidal stream energy, specifically with aspects concerning: resource assessment, quantifying impacts of tidal stream arrays on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics, and optimisation of tidal stream array layouts.

  • Interests:

    Marine offshore renewable energy, coastal and port engineering, CFD modelling, nearshore wave propagation models, simulated based optimization, linear programming optimization, machine-learning, big data, water wave mechanics, nearshore hydrodynamics, coastal processes, meteorology, climate change, reservoir geomechanics.

  • Publications:

     Journals

    02/18 GORBEÑA, E.G., QASSIM, R.Y., ROSMAN, P.C.C., 2018. Multi-dimensional Optimisation of Tidal Energy Converters Array Layouts Considering Geometric, Economic and Environmental Constraints. Renewable Energy, 116(Part A):647-658. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.10.009

    05/17 PACHECO, A., GORBEÑA, E., SEQUEIRA, C., 2017. An evaluation of offshore wind power production by floatable systems: a case study from SW Portugal. Energy, 137:239-250. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.149

    08/16 GORBEÑA, E.G., QASSIM, R.Y., ROSMAN, P.C.C., 2016. Optimisation of hydrokinetic turbine array layouts via surrogate modelling. Renewable Energy 93:45-57. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.045

    03/16 GORBEÑA, E.G., ROSMAN, P.C.C., 2016. About computational modelling in sub-grid scale of structures submerged in flows. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos, 21(1):209-221, (In Portuguese). Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21168/rbrh.v21n1.p209-211

    06/15 GORBEÑA, E.G., ROSMAN, P.C.C., QASSIM, R.Y., 2015. Assessment of the tidal current energy resource in São Marcos Bay, Brazil. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 1(4):421–433. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40722-015-0031-5

    04/15 GORBEÑA, E.G., WILSON JR.G., ROSMAN, P.C.C., QASSIM, R.Y., 2015. Influence in sediment dynamics due to tidal energy farms at São Marcos Bay, Ma. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos, 20(2):379-393 (In Portuguese). Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21168/rbrh.v20n2.p379-393

    01/15 GORBEÑA, E.G., QASSIM, R.Y., ROSMAN, P.C.C., 2015. A Metamodel Simulation Based Optimisation Approach for the Tidal Turbine Location Problem. Aquatic Science and Technology, 3:33-58. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ast.v3i1.6544

    Congresses

    08/17 GORBEÑA, E., PACHECO, A., SEQUEIRA, C. Assessing the Effects of Tidal Energy Converter Array Size on Hydrodynamics of Ria Formosa (Portugal). 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27th-31st August, Cork, Ireland.

    10/15 SIGAÚQUE, P.J., ROSMAN, P.C.C., GORBEÑA, E.G., 2015. Hydro-Sedimentological Modelling of Maputo Bay. Poster presentation, 9th Symposium of Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, held in Wild Coast Sun, South Africa, October 26-31, 2015.

    08/15 GORBEÑA, E.G., WILSON JR.G., ROSMAN, P.C.C., QASSIM, R.Y. Effects Of Hydrokinetic Energy Turbine Arrays On Sediment Transport At São Marcos Bay, Brazil. Poster presentation, 9th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, RCEM, held in Iquitos City (Peru), from August 30 to September 3, 2015.

    Other

    12/13 GORBEÑA, E.G., 2013. An optimization model to maximize electrical energy generation from hydrodynamic currents. PhD Thesis COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (In Portuguese). http://www.oceanica.ufrj.br/intranet/teses/2013_Doutorando_Eduardo_Gonzalez_Gorbena_Eisenmann.pdf

    12/13 GORBEÑA, E.G., 2009. Methodology to define surfability of waves. MSc Thesis University of Cantabria, Santander, Cantabria, Spain (In Spanish). http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2740.1049

     

  • Projects:

    10/16-at present University of Algarve, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA). Faro, Portugal.

    07/17-06/19 OpTiCA – Optimisation of Tidal energy Converter Arrays. This project aims to provide a significant contribution towards the understanding of (a) the effects of Tidal Energy Converters (TECs) interactions with the environment; (b) the capabilities and limitations of common strategies used for the numerical modelling of TECs; and (c) how to mathematically formulate optimisation models to solve the TEC array layout problem considering technical, socio-economic and environmental constraints. From the methodology point of view, constraint optimisation models will be mathematically formulated considering ocean energy protocols, data collected from in-field measurements from prototypes tested in real environments and with surrogates built from validated numerical simulations. The outcomes of the project will contribute to improve common guidelines and standards for licensing tidal energy projects and de-risk financial investment. Funded by: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the EU`s H2020-MSCA-IF-EF-RI-2016 / under REA grant agreement n° 748747. Project coordinator: Eduardo G-Gorbeña. Supervisor: Óscar Ferreira. Project website: http://www.msca-optica.eu

    10/16-06/19 SCORE – Sustainability of using Ria Formosa Currents On Renewable Energy production. The general objective of SCORE is to examine a small-scale tidal current turbine (Evopod E1) to be deployed in a shallow-water estuarine environment, looking at both the impacts of the turbine on its environment and the effects of the flow conditions on the turbine. Tools: Tools & Instruments: ADCP Nortek AS Signature1000, RTK-GPS, Echo-sounder 200kHz, Delft 3D, Ansys Fluent, Orcaflex, Matlab, Surfer, MS Office. Funded: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Project coordinator: Dr. André Pacheco. Project website: http://w3.ualg.pt/~ampacheco/Score/index.html

    09/09-10/15 The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE/UFRJ). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Participation in research and technical projects:

    03/14-10/16 Optimisation of hydrokinetic energy converter array layouts. Postdoctoral research at the Department of Ocean Engineering. The objective of the research is to formulate mathematical constraint optimisation models for the turbine layout problem using surrogates based on numerical simulations. Tools: ANSYS Fluent, SisBaHiA®, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Advisor: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    06/15-10/15 Investigation of coastal erosion process in the district of Praia do Açú – RJ, and proposal for restoration actions (PENO-19213). The project involved wave climate re-analysis over a period of 40 years to study the influence of Açú Port Facility in longshore drift patterns and extreme erosion events. Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate wave propagation models, conduct wave induced sediment transport numerical simulations for scenarios pre and post port construction; calculate beach nourishment volumes; and propose shoreline stabilization measures. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Ref-Dif, SMC Tools, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Prumo Logística S.A. Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    08/14-10/15 Hydrosedimentological Analysis and Data Collection for the Bridge Project between Salvador and Ilha de Itaparica, BA (PENO18126). Tasks: 1) set-up, calibrate and validate hydromorphodynamic models to analyse environmental impacts of proposed bridge layouts; 2) wave propagation modelling to define wave forces on bridge piers. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Ref-Dif, SMC Tools, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: The State of Bahia Department of Transport Infrastructures (DERBA). Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    06/13-10/15 Numerical calculation of sedimentation rates in navigational channel for Brazilian main public port facilities (IVIG-16861). Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate hydromorphodynamic models to study sedimentation rates in navigational waterways. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Ref-Dif, SMC Tools, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Secretariat of Ports of the Ministry of Transport of Brazil (SEP). Project coordinator: Marcos Aurélio Vasconcelos de Freitas.

    12/11-10/13 Complementary Studies for Deployment Angra-3 Nuclear Power Plant, RJ (PENO-13378). Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate 3D hydrodynamic model of Ilha Grande and Sepetiba bays to investigate thermal plume recirculation; geometry optimisation of cooling water intake basin. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Eletrobrás Termonuclear S.A. Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    01/12-03/12 Numerical Modelling Report of Sedimentological Processes Downstream of Jirau Hidroelectric Power Station, RO-BR (PENO-11920). Jirau HPS (3750MW) placed at Rio Madeira. Tasks: set-up a 2DH coupled hydromorphodynamic model to simulate a 20 years period using 4 hydrograms after reservoir filling. The objectives of the study was to define critical regions of erosion and sedimentation. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Energia Sustentável do Brasil S.A. Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    12/11 Optimization of Systems for Electrical Energy Extraction from Tidal Currents. Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate a hydrodynamic model to develop a tidal stream energy resource assessment; formulate a mathematical optimisation model using 1D analytical models considering geometric and economic constraints. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Inter-American Development Bank. Project coordinator: Prof. Raad Y. Qassim.

    06/11-11/11 Coastal Hydrodynamic Modelling to Subside EIA-RIMA for Nutripetro Terminal, ES (PENO-14615). Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate a hydrodynamic model and wave propagation model. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: NutriPetro S.A. Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    02/10-08/11 Environmental Computational Modelling for Monitoring Dredge Activities in Ports of the RJ State (IVIG-12932):
    04/10-10/10 - Porto de Angra dos Reis: dredge volume 100,000 m³.
    07/10-01/11 - Porto de Itaguaí: dredge volume 4.9 Millions of m³.
    02/10-08/11 - Porto do Rio de Janeiro: dredge volume 3.5 Millions of m³. 

    Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate a hydromorphodynamic model to analyse, using a Lagrangian sediment transport model, dredge and disposal plumes; and to delimitate regions and thickness of sediments depositions. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Secretariat of Ports of the Ministry of Transport of Brazil (SEP). Project coordinator: Prof. Paulo C.C. Rosman.

    05/11-11/11 Tidal Current Electricity Generation in São Marcos Bay: Pre-Site Mapping Techno-Economic Feasibility Assessment. Preliminary cost and power output estimation for the implementation of a tidal energy farms at São Marcos Bay, MA-Brazil. Tasks: set-up, calibrate and validate a hydrodynamic model to develop a tidal stream energy resource assessment and identify hot spots for turbine arrays deployment; estimate power output for each area identified using an analytical model. Tools: SisBaHiA®, Matlab, Surfer, Grapher, MS Office. Client: Vale S.A. Project coordinator: Prof. Raad Y. Qassim.