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Postgraduate Course: Physical Model Testing for Offshore Renewables (IDCORE) (PGEE11099)

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 addresses laboratory-based testing and field trials for assessment of performance and survivability,instrumentation technologies, data acquisition and analysis,analysis of Uncertainty and experiment design, in the context of a highly time- and cost-limited campaigns. The course will include lectures, hands-on demonstrations and mini-projects,taking full advantage of the range of internationally leadingfacilities available within the consortium.
Course description Lab testing: device testing in wave tanks, towing tanks,flumes, and wind tunnels; similarity, extrapolation to full scale,and particular scaling challenges for lab testing of marinerenewable devices; material and structural testing ofcomponents; experiment design. Guidelines and standards.
Field Trials: environmental monitoring, instrumentation and data transfer challenges, site selection and choice of scale.
Instrumentation: measurement of fluid velocity, water surface
elevation, pressure, force, displacement, velocity and acceleration, non-intrusive measurement techniques including
PIV, LDA, and motion capture, and ultrasonics; measures of performance linearity and repeatability, calibration.
Data acquisition and analysis: data sampling, filtering,processing, statistical analysis; sources of uncertainty, bias and
precision, accumulation of uncertainty.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 50, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Three written submissions (submitted in groups) and a presentation (one for each group). Each written submission and the presentation will contribute 25% to the final assessment.
Submissions will be on the following subjects:
1) Instrumentation, calibration and uncertainty analysis
2) Dynamic response, power capture and scaling for OWC WEC fixed in regular waves
3) Mass properties, motion capture and dynamic response of floating structures in regular and random waves
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
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) Three written submissions (submitted in groups) and a presentation (one for each group). Each written submission and the presentation will contribute 25% to the final assessment.
Submissions will be on the following subjects:
1) Instrumentation, calibration and uncertainty analysis
2) Dynamic response, power capture and scaling for OWC WEC fixed in regular waves
3) Mass properties, motion capture and dynamic response of floating structures in regular and random waves
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students will
be familiar with different types of laboratories which may be used for offshore renewable testing;
be aware of key instrumentation technologies, both traditional and modern, which may be used in them, and application of best-practice guidelines/standards;
understand different scaling laws which may apply from lab-scale or intermediate-scale field-trials to full scale;
be familiar with basic approaches to data analysis and be able to estimate the levels of uncertainty of their measurements;
be aware of techniques which can help them choose an efficient set of tests in the context of a highly time- and cost-limited campaign.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Contacts
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Email: David.Ingram@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
Email: Katrina.Ireland@ed.ac.uk
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