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Postgraduate Course: Gaps and Compromises: Learning from Recent Projects and Schemes (IDCORE) (PGEE11089)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will be hosted at HR Wallingford and will give industrial context and focus to courses taught earlier in the year by the universities. The course will: increase understanding of waves &flows, coastal morphology, and structural design, with general lessons from offshore, coastal and harbour engineering; explore wider effects of offshore and near-shore renewable schemes on the coastal environment,identifying modelling required of those effects, and their contributions to EIAs; be familiar with setting-up and using world-leading open source modelling codes (TELEMAC +TOMAWAC or SWAN) to model flow / wave transformations inoffshore / nearshore areas; demonstrate practical aspects of scheme design, boundary conditions, and practical & economic constraints; identify construction methods and plant; explore operational constraints and demonstrate use of planning & forecasting tools; illustrate use of design methods, manuals and codes, highlighting typical inconsistencies. The course will be delivered in 6 main parts:
A Outline of offshore / nearshore renewable schemes;
B Metocean and modelling
C Maritime engineering
D Wave forces on walls and piles
E Environmental assessments
F Scour prediction and protection
The course will be assessed by one item of course work completed during the Summer School and two further assignments completed within 3 weeks (tbc) of the end of the Summer School.Course notes and/or guidance manuals will be issued for each course part, supplemented where appropriate by example case study data sheets.
Course description Part Content Duration / Tutor (days)
A1 Course outline and introduction 0.25 WA / NPT
A2 Case studies and site selection 0.25 TTC
B1 Metocean & modelling introduction 0.25 NPT
B2 Flow modelling and use of TELEMAC 1.25 SB
B3 Waves, use of TOMAWAC / SWAN 1.25 NPT
B4 Modelling exercises 0.25 NPT / SB
C Maritime engineering 1.0 TTC / PDH
D Wave forces on walls and piles 1.0 WA / GC
E Environmental assessments 1.5 NC / TW
F Scour prediction and protection 1.5 RW / JH
G Tutorial and assignments 0.5 WA / NPT
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
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) Coursework (100%)
Team metocean and modelling (Part B) assignment set and to be returned whilst at Wallingford. This exercise will be run in teams (probably 2-3 students) and is expected to take around 1.5 day effort. (40%)
2 individual coursework assignments (2 30%) to be chosen from four topics (one each from Parts C, D, E and F) given to the students at the end of the summer school and to be submitted within 3 weeks of the end of the summer school. Each assignment to take ~ 1-1.5 day effort.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Increase understanding of waves / flows, coastal morphology, and structural design, with general lessons from offshore, coastal and harbour engineering;
Become familiar with setting up and using open source modelling codes to solve practical problems;
Explore wider effects of offshore / nearshore renewable schemes on the coastal / nearshore environment, identify modelling required, and contributions to EIAs;
Demonstrate practical aspects of scheme design, boundary conditions, and practical / economic constraints;
Explore operational constraints and use of planning /forecasting tools;
Demonstrate use of design manuals and codes, highlighting typical inconsistencies between different design methods /manuals / codes;
Develop project management skills, extend and test team working skills;
Use, test and improve presentation skills and report writing.
Reading List
Relevant codes/standards will be advised approximately 3 months before the Summer School
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Course will be taught at HR Wallingford (OX10 8BA) with accommodation provided in Oxford and 2 x weekly bus passes between Oxford and Wallingford
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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