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Postgraduate Course: Marine Renewable Resource Assessment (IDCORE) (PGEE11090)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explains and discusses the basic physics required
in resource modelling and assessment for wind, wave and marine currents (including tidal); provides understanding of user needs for resource assessment and its relation to offshore marine energy production (i.e. calculation of energy yield across all offshore RE technologies); and describes the measurement and data analysis procedures for site resource assessment.
Course description 1. Definitions of resource: Maximum; Technically feasible; Economically feasible; Socially acceptable;

2. Basic characteristics for wind, wave and tidal; fundamental equations and drivers;

3. Wave definitions: Linear Wave equations; Energy and Power; Wave spectra;

4. Wind : Boundary layers and atmospheric stability; roughness effects; turbulence (1 and 3D) -; wind spectra; wind coherence;

5. Tidal Stream definitions: Equilibrium theory of tides; Harmonic analysis; Boundary layers (wind shear); turbulence; fundamental flow equations;

6. Correlations between wind, wave and tidal (including Wave-current interaction: the effect on resource;

7. Metocean characterisation overview;: Important meteorology; seasonal variations for all offshore energy fluxes;

8. Resource Assessment:

a. Requirements for project development: short and long term; accuracy and predictability
b. Regional assessment
c. Site assessment
d. Methods of assessment;

i. Physical measurement (bouys/ adcps and met masts) - requirements
ii. Numerical and statistical modelling
Wave modelling (wave watch, swan, mike21
Tidal modelling (polprod; tomowac ...)
Wind (including measure correlate predict)

e. Yield calculation procedures and uncertainty analysis;
f. Limitation in resource (specifically for tidal);
9. Analysis: Time series; spectral analysis; extremes;
10.Wake and array losses for all technologies:

a. Wind; wave and current : Practical resource assessment case studies
b. Combined resource analysis

11.Effects on the physical environment;

12.Anticipated impact of climate change on the resources.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Part 1 (60% total): Case study for each energy resource - wind (20%), wave (20%), tidal (20%).
Part 2 (40%): Individual 20 min presentation with 10 mins for questions on a topic relating to one of offshore wind, wave or tidal resource assessment. A list of presentation titles will be prepared by the lecturers on the course and students will each select one.
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Learning Outcomes
explain and discuss the basic physics required in resource modelling and assessment for wind, wave and marine currents (including tidal)
provide understanding as to the user needs for resource assessment and its relation to offshore marine energy production (ie calculation of energy yield across all offshore RE technologies)
describe the measurement and data analysis procedures for site resource assessment
Reading List
Equimar Marine Renewable Energy Protocols
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Contacts
Course organiserDr Vengatesan Venugopal
Tel:
Email: V.Venugopal@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
Email: Katrina.Ireland@ed.ac.uk
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