Dr Mitchell Borg obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2015. He then continued his studies in the United Kingdom at the University of Aberdeen, attaining a master's degree in Subsea Engineering in 2016, and at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), attaining a doctoral degree in Marine Engineering in 2020.
Throughout his doctorate, he had implemented the methodology known as Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), which defines the numerical coupling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite-Element Analysis (FEA), to analyse the hydrodynamics and structural mechanics of a ducted, high-solidity tidal turbine during a collaborative project with EDF R&D in Chatou, France.
During the industrial project, he was selected to present his work in an international competition organised by IEEE-OES at the OCEANS conference in Kobe, Japan, placing third overall. In that same year, he was selected by the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) in Scotland to present the work in a national competition, placing first in the marine energy category. He has now published a number of academic papers tackling the blade-resolved numerical modelling of the tidal turbine.
BORG, M.G., XIAO, Q., ALLSOP, S., INCECIK, A. and PEYRARD, C., 2021. A Numerical Swallowing-Capacity Analysis of a Vacant, Cylindrical, Bi-Directional Tidal Turbine Duct in Aligned & Yawed Flow Conditions. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9.
BORG, M.G., XIAO, Q., ALLSOP, S., INCECIK, A. and PEYRARD, C., 2020. A numerical performance analysis of a ducted, high-solidity tidal turbine. Renewable Energy, 159, pp. 663-682.
BORG, M.G., XIAO, Q., INCECIK, A., ALLSOP, S. and PEYRARD, C., 2019. An Actuator Disc Analysis of a Ducted High-Solidity Tidal Turbine in Yawed Flow, 2019, pp. V010T09A009.
M. G. BORG, 2019. Analysing Liquid Sloshing Suppression in a Pendulum-Oscillating Rectangular Tank, OCEANS 2019 - Marseille 2019, pp. 1-7.
M. G. BORG, Q. XIAO, S. ALLSOP, A. INCECIK and C. PEYRARD, 2019. Analysing Fibre Composite Designs for High-Solidity Ducted Tidal Turbine Blades, OCEANS 2019 - Marseille 2019, pp. 1-8.
M. G. BORG, Q. XIAO, S. ALLSOP, A. INCECIK and C. PEYRARD, 2018. Numerical Analysis of a Ducted High-Solidity Tidal Turbine, 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO) 2018, pp. 1-5.