Dr Luke Blunden is a Research Fellow within the Energy and Climate Change Division.

Research areas:

  • Energy for Development: off-grid rural electrification; clustering of mini-grids
  • Renewable energy: resource assessment for tidal power; automatic dust removal from PV modules
  • Energy and cities: household energy demand monitoring
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Publications

2021

Majbaul Alam, Abdulsalam Alghamdi, Ben Anderson, Abubakr Bahaj, Luke Blunden, Patrick James, Steve Leggett, Mostafa Mahdy, Tom Rushby, Philip Turner, Naomi Wise, Phil Wu (2021) Solar assisted electrical and thermal demand reduction in Saudi Arabia housing: Project team conference abstracts, Abubakr Bahaj (ed.), url, doi:10.5258/SOTON/P0096

2020

AbuBakr S. Bahaj, Luke Blunden, Leonidas Bourikas, Milena Büchs, Patrick James, Yue Wu (2020) Energy, Wellbeing and Cities, Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing, Christopher T. Boyko, Rachel Cooper, Nick Dunn (ed.), p. 71-90, New York: Routledge, doi:https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429470684

A S Bahaj, M Alam, L S Blunden, P A B James, I Kiva (2020) Pathways to Universal Electricity Access for Rural Communities in Africa, {IOP} Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 588, p. 22047, {IOP} Publishing, url, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/588/2/022047

D S Coles, L S Blunden, A S Bahaj (2020) The energy yield potential of a large tidal stream turbine array in the Alderney Race, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 378(2178), p. 20190502, Royal Society, url, doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0502

Luke S Blunden, Stephen G Haynes, AbuBakr S Bahaj (2020) Tidal current power effects on nearby sandbanks: a case study in the Race of Alderney, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 378(2178), p. 20190503, Royal Society, url, doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0503

2019

A.S. Alghamdi, A.S. Bahaj, L.S. Blunden, Y. Wu (2019) Dust removal from solar PV modules by automated cleaning systems, Energies 12(15), doi:10.3390/en12152923

AbuBakr Bahaj, Luke Blunden, Christopher Kanani, Patrick James, Isaac Kiva, Zoë Matthews, Heather Price, Hildah Essendi, Jane Falkingham, Gerard George (2019) The Impact of an Electrical Mini-grid on the Development of a Rural Community in Kenya, Energies 12(5), p. 778, url, doi:10.3390/en12050778

2018

Yue Wu, Luke S Blunden, AbuBakr S Bahaj (2018) City-wide building height determination using light detection and ranging data, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 46(9), p. 1741-1755, SAGE Publications Ltd STM, url, doi:10.1177/2399808318774336

Milena Büchs, Abu Bakr Bahaj, Luke Blunden, Leonidas Bourikas, Jane Falkingham, Patrick James, Mamusu Kamanda, Yue Wu (2018) Sick and stuck at home – how poor health increases electricity consumption and reduces opportunities for environmentally-friendly travel in the United Kingdom, Energy Research and Social Science 44(June), p. 250-259, Elsevier, url, doi:10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.041

Milena Büchs, Abu Bakr S. Bahaj, Luke Blunden, Leonidas Bourikas, Jane Falkingham, Patrick James, Mamusu Kamanda, Yue Wu (2018) Promoting low carbon behaviours through personalised information? Long-term evaluation of a carbon calculator interview, Energy Policy 120(February), p. 284-293, Elsevier Ltd, url, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.030

Yue Wu, Luke Blunden, AbuBakr Bahaj (2018) City-wide Building Energy Efficiency Assessment Using EPC Data, Future Cities and Environment 4(1), p. 1-7, doi:10.5334/fce.10

Yue Wu, Luke S Blunden, AbuBakr S Bahaj (2018) City-wide building height determination using light detection and ranging data, Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 46(9), p. 239980831877433, doi:10.1177/2399808318774336

2017

D. S. Coles, L. S. Blunden, A. S. Bahaj (2017) Assessment of the energy extraction potential at tidal sites around the Channel Islands, Energy 124, p. 171-186, Elsevier Ltd, url, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.02.023

2016

D. S. Coles, L. S. Blunden, A. S. Bahaj (2016) Experimental validation of the distributed drag method for simulating large marine current turbine arrays using porous fences, International Journal of Marine Energy 16, p. 298-316, The Authors, url, doi:10.1016/j.ijome.2016.10.001

2015

Hildah Essendi, Fiifi Amoako Johnson, Nyovani Madise, Zoe Matthews, Jane Falkingham, Abubakr S. Bahaj, Patrick James, Luke Blunden (2015) Infrastructural challenges to better health in maternity facilities in rural Kenya: Community and healthworker perceptions, Reproductive Health 12(1), p. 1-11, Reproductive Health, url, doi:10.1186/s12978-015-0078-8

2013

L. S. Blunden, A. S. Bahaj, N. S. Aziz (2013) Tidal current power for Indonesia? An initial resource estimation for the Alas Strait, Renewable Energy 49, p. 137-142, Elsevier Ltd, url, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2012.01.046

2010

L.S. Blunden, N.S. Aziz, A.S. Bahaj (2010) Tidal stream power in Indonesia ? A resource assessment for the Alas Strait, 11th World Renewable Energy Congress, p. 40

O. Calles, I. C. Olsson, C. Comoglio, P. S. Kemp, L. Blunden, M. Schmitz, L. A. Greenberg (2010) Size-dependent mortality of migratory silver eels at a hydropower plant, and implications for escapement to the sea, Freshwater Biology 55(10), p. 2167-2180, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02459.x

2009

L.S. Blunden, W.M.J. Batten, M.E. Harrison, A.S. Bahaj (2009) Comparison of boundary-layer and field models for simulation of flow through multiple-row tidal fences, 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

2008

Luke S Blunden, William M.J. Batten, Bakr S. Bahaj (2008) Comparing energy yields from fixed and yawing horizontal axis marine current turbines in the English Channel, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE 6, p. 729-738, doi:10.1115/OMAE2008-57763

A.S. Bahaj, L.S. Blunden, A.A. Anwar (2008) Model Templates for Reporting and Supplementary Information for the Tidal-current Energy Device Development and Evaluation Protocol, Sustainable Energy Series(6), url

L.S. Blunden, A.S. Bahaj (2008) Flow through large arrays of tidal energy converters : is there an analogy with depth limited flow through vegetation?, 10th World Renewable Energy Congress

A.S. Bahaj, L.S. Blunden, A.A. Anwar (2008) Tidal-current Energy Device Development and Evaluation Protocol. Urn 08/1317, p. 1-42

M.E. Harrison, W.M.J. Batten, L.S. Blunden, L.E. Myers, A.S. Bahaj (2008) Comparisons of a Large Tidal Turbine Array Using the Boundary Layer and Field Wake Interaction Models, 2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)(October), p. 1-9

2007

L Blunden, A Bahaj (2007) Tidal energy resource assessment for tidal stream generators, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 221(2), p. 137-146, doi:10.1243/09576509JPE332

L.S. Blunden, A.S. Bahaj (2007) Effects of tidal energy extraction at Portland Bill , southern UK predicted from a numerical model, 7th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

2006

W.M.J. Batten, A.S. Bahaj, A.F. Molland, L.S. Blunden (2006) Yawed Performance of Horizontal Axis Marine Current Turbines, 2nd International Conference of Renewable Energy in Maritime Island Climates (REMIC 2)

W.M.J. Batten, L.S. Blunden, A.S. Bahaj (2006) Development of methodologies for CFD simulations of farms of marine current turbines, 2nd International Conference of Renewable Energy in Maritime Island Climates, p. 157-162

L.S. Blunden, A.S. Bahaj (2006) Comparison of Different Approaches to Site Selection for Tidal Stream Energy Resource Assessment, 2nd International Conference of Renewable Energy in Maritime Island Climates (REMIC 2), p. 139-144

L S Blunden, A S Bahaj (2006) Initial evaluation of tidal stream energy resources at Portland Bill, UK, Renewable Energy 31(2), p. 121-132, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2005.08.016

2005

L.S. Blunden, A.S. Bahaj (2005) A high resolution model of the english channel for tidal stream resource assessment, 6th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, p. 51-58

Editorship

Managing editor of the International Marine Energy Journalan independent, community-enabled, peer-reviewed open-access journal for marine renewable energy research (from its inception in 2018 onwards)

Contact

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