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MECH8015 - Ocean Energy Conversion

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Title:Ocean Energy Conversion
Long Title:Ocean Energy Conversion
Module Code:MECH8015
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: DERMOT O REILLY
Module Description: This module covers ocean energy capture and conversion including wave and tidal energy conversion techniques
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse ocean energy conversion systems
LO2 Differentiate between ocean wave energy conversion techniques
LO3 Propose appropriate mooring and anchoring systems
LO4 Formulate energy conversion techniques
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Wave properties and modification
Linear wave, nonlinear wave,wave spectra, refraction,reflection,diffraction
Basic wave energy conversion
Basic techniques, heaving and pitching bodies,cavity resonators,pressure devices, surging wave energy convertors, particle motion convertors
Wave energy devices
Pelamis, Wave dragon, OE Buoy, Limpet, oyster, CETO
Mooring and Anchoring
Open ocean conditions, coastal zone conditions.
Bouyancy and stability
Displacement and bouyancy, initial stability, dynamic stability, stability of semi-submersibles
Energy Conversion Methods
Turbine types, hydraulic systems, electrical systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer questions on current technologies available in ocean energy 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 10
Short Answer Questions Wave properties and conversion techniques 1,2,4 20.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and Problem Solving 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and problem solving 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael E. McCormick 2007, Ocean Wave Energy Conversion, Dover [ISBN: 0-486-46245-5]
  • Joao Cruz 2009, Ocean Wave Energy: Current Status and Future Prespectives, Springer Berlin Heidelberg [ISBN: 9783642094316]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 7 Elective
CR_EENEN_8 Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering 1 Elective

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