Subject

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Physical model testing for offshore renewables

General details of the subject

Mode
Face-to-face degree course
Language
English

Description and contextualization of the subject

This course addresses laboratory-based testing and field trials for assessment of performance and survivability, instrumentation technologies, data acquisition and 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 leading facilities available within the consortium.

The objectives are to provide students with:

1. knowledge and understanding of the different types of laboratories which may be used for offshore renewables testing.

2. understanding on the different scaling laws which may apply from lab-scale or intermediate-scale field-trials to full scale

3 knowledge on the basic approaches to data analysis and be able to estimate the levels of uncertainty of their measurements.

Teaching staff

NameInstitutionCategoryDoctorTeaching profileAreaE-mail
BLANCO ILZARBE, JESUS MARIAUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Titular De UniversidadDoctorNot bilingualFluid Mechanicsjesusmaria.blanco@ehu.eus
EGUIA LOPEZ, PABLOUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado AgregadoDoctorNot bilingualElectrical Engineeringpablo.eguia@ehu.eus
MARTINEZ DE ALEGRIA MANCISIDOR, IÑIGOUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado AgregadoDoctorBilingualElectronic Technologyinigo.martinezdealegria@ehu.eus

Competencies

NameWeight
understand different types of laboratories used in renewables testing (and instrumentation technologies)35.0 %
Understanding of scaling laws35.0 %
Be aware of techniques to choose efficient set of tests30.0 %

Study types

TypeFace-to-face hoursNon face-to-face hoursTotal hours
Lecture-based125163
Seminar20020
Applied classroom-based groups62430
Applied laboratory-based groups12012

Training activities

NameHoursPercentage of classroom teaching
Classroom/Seminar/Workshop20.0100 %
Expositive classes12.0100 %
Laboratory/Field12.0100 %
Reading and practical analysis24.00 %
Solving practical cases6.0100 %
Systematised study51.00 %

Assessment systems

NameMinimum weightingMaximum weighting
Drawing up reports and presentations10.0 % 30.0 %
Writing up the teamwork70.0 % 90.0 %

Temary

Lesson 1 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 marine renewable devices; material and structural testing of components; experiment design. Guidelines and standards.

Lesson 2 Field Trials: environmental monitoring, instrumentation and data transfer challenges, site selection and choice of scale.

Lesson 3 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.

Lesson 4 Data acquisition and analysis: data sampling, filtering, processing, statistical analysis; sources of uncertainty, bias and precision, accumulation of uncertainty.

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Literature and guidelines will be provided to register students on Myplace.

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