Postgraduate Course: Hydrodynamics of Offshore Renewable Energy Devices (IDCORE) (PGEE11092)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to foster knowledge and understanding of
factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore renewable energy devices. It will also develop skills required to predict dynamic motions and structural responses. The course is focussed on generic, fundamental fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction.
1. Shallow and deep water wave kinematics;
2. wave, wind and current force predictions;
3. Morison Equation, Froude-Krylov forces, diffraction and
radiation forces, wave impact and slamming forces;
4. single and multi-degree of freedom systems, rigid-body equations of single and multi-body systems and their solutions; vortex induced vibrations and motions;
5. slowly varying motions due to second-order wave and wind forces;
6. soil-structure interaction of gravity based structures;
7. case studies to predict the dynamic response analysis of various fixed and floating offshore renewable energy devices;
8. aero/hydrofoil theory, blade design;
9. wakes and turbulence.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Take home tutorial problems (20%).
Case study (40%).
Oral presentation: seminar and questions (40%).
|No Exam Information
| On completing this module, students will be able to
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
1.Deep and shallow water wave kinematics;
2.Wave, current and motion induced loading on floating
offshore renewable energy structures
3.Wind and current force formulations
4.Derivation and solution of dynamic motion equations
Subject Specific Skills: Opportunities are afforded to develop
the following subject-specific skills:
1. Students will be able to predict the environmental forces and resulting motions of fixed and floating wave and tidal energy devices.
2. Students will be able to predict the structural loading on fixed and floating wave and tidal energy devices.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Offshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
|Course organiser||Prof David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
|Course secretary||Dr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023