Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM404 - Advanced Marine Renewable Energy (2011)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Marine Renewable Energy CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM404 MODULE CONVENERProf Lars Johanning (Coordinator), Professor George Smith, Dr Helen C M Smith
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
In CSM3361, Hydropower, students obtain general understanding of resource and engineering aspects in hydropower with a focus on wave and tidal energy. In this module, students develop an advanced understanding of design and installation requirements within the sector of Marine Renewable Energy within the fields of i) Hydrodynamics, ii) Offshore Structure Design, iii) Risk and Project Management and iv) Resource Characterisation and Consenting. In achieving this level of capability, students will develop competence applying hydrodynamic load calculations to fixed and floating structures, offshore anchoring and modelling methodologies to fixed and floating structures, the implementation of recognised design codes, routinely applied risk and project management skills and required procedures related to the resource characterisation and consenting. Students will develop some competence to computational design tools that are routinely adopted in industry, for analysis and design tasks.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Lectures/seminars Wave theories [2 hours] Governing equations, linear wave theory, higher order wave theories, comparison of wave theories, irregular waves; Viscous wave loads [4 hours] Fluid dynamic around bluff bodies, Morison’s equation, added mass and drag (damping), vortex shedding, non-separated and separated flow in oscillating water column; Wave Forces on small and large bodies [4 hours] Force on a circular cylinder, effects of current, effects of surface roughness, effect of cylinder orientation, wave impact load, Wave force regimes, wave radiation and diffraction, random wave forces; Dynamic response of fixed and floating structures [4 hours] First order wave response, second order wave response, mean wave drift, vortex induced vibration; Station keeping of fixed and floating structures [4 hours] Mooring and station keeping systems/properties, pile and gravity anchors, quasi-static cable analysis, dynamic cable analysis, Cable dynamics; Offshore structure modelling [4 hours] Model test facilities, instrumentations and signal control, model laws, model techniques, modelling of environment, modelling of fixed and floating structures; Offshore design standards and their application [2 hours] Overview of applicable offshore standards, implementation of offshore standards; Offshore risk management [4 hours] Reliability and failure of structure and individual components, collision risk mitigation, concept of risk assessment, subjective and quantitative risk assessment; Offshore project management [4 hours] Offshore design process, offshore installation and maintenance process, identify and mange cost drivers; Resource characterisation and consenting procedure [2 hours] Resource availability study, Environmental impact study, UK consenting requirements/process; Computer workshop Dynamic mooring analysis tool - OrcaFlex [2 hours] Bespoke offshore wind turbine design tools - Bladed [2 hours] Hydrodynamic analysis tool - Wamit [2 hours]
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 0 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM3361
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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