Objectives and Content
The course addresses selected topics relevant for the utilization of ocean-based energy, with focus on offshore wind energy. The course is a continuation ENERGI321, Offshore Wind Energy, part I. Techniques for numerical generation of wind fields and aerodynamic analysis are discussed. Further, dynamic response of marine structures and extraction of wave energy are addressed. Key topics covered in part II are:
- Numerical techniques for wind field simulation.
- Lifting line and lifting surface techniques in aerodynamics.
- Linear methods for computing dynamics of structures in waves, including principles for extracting wave energy.
- Dynamics of floating wind turbines exposed to wind and waves, including control issues.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student has knowledge about
- the basic principles for how to generate wind fields by numerical methods.
- lifting line and lifting surface theory for aerodynamic analysis
- the principles for computing dynamic response of marine structures and extracting wave energy.
- the basic principles for how to compute loads and dynamics of floating wind turbines.
The student can
- use a state of art lifting line computational tool.
- perform dynamic analysis of floating structure exposed to wind and waves.
- understands the basic principles state-of-art computational tools for computing loads and power extraction by offshore wind turbines.
- can ask critical questions to assumptions made and results obtained.
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Place of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures: 4 hours a week over 5- 6 weeks, or during a more condensed period of time. Total approx. 24 lectures.
About six exercises, related to the topics lectured.
A project / group work, including literature review spanning several of the topics lectureded.
Presentation of project /group work
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
- exercises / project work must be accepted
- Project work must be delivered within deadline
- Grading determined based upon written exam (4 hours).
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department
Normally, referents groups will be used each year.