There is great awareness in our community of the potential for renewable energy from the oceans. Common sources of energy considered are: wind, wave, tide, and ocean thermal gradient. Large energy companies have developed a renewable energy portfolio and are exploring development options.
Recent technology focus has been towards application of floating structure technology for marine renewable energy. What are the challenges in such technology development? In this course, we will provide an overview of common energy sources, fundamentals of floating renewable energy development concepts, and highlight ongoing developments. We will form teams and explore a case study of a renewable energy application. At the end of the course we will develop a basic floating structure concept design using spreadsheet tools.
• Introduction to oceanographic processes and energy sources
• Energy quantification and extraction efficiency
• Wind energy conversion systems and new concepts
• Wave energy conversion systems
• Tidal energy conversion systems
• Ocean Thermal Energy converters (OTEC)
• Novel applications
At the end of this course you will be able to…
• Explain the origin and sources for marine renewable energy
• Appreciate the potential of wave, wind, tidal and OTEC energy sources
• Explain key floating development concepts for marine renewable energy
• Conduct basic screening and sizing of a floating structure for renewable energy application
All registration fees are in Brazilian Reais. USD costs are accurate at the time of conversion but may vary per conversion rates at time of purchase. (Fees include Professional Course Guide)
Early Bird ASME Member (through April 30, 2012) : $645 USD / R$ 1100
Early Bird Non-ASME Member (through April 30, 2012) : $745 USD / R$ 1275
This course is intended for mechanical, civil, ocean engineers and naval architects, working in traditional energy areas, who are interested in extending their activities into renewable energy applications. Young engineers in particular may benefit from the conceptual overview and hands on approach of this course.
Hotel Windsor Barra
Avenida Lucio, 2630
Barra de Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Krish Thiagarajan, University of Maine
Antonio Falcao, Instituto Superior Técnico
John Halkyard, Halkyard and Associates
Cancellations made through May 21, 2012 will receive a refund, less the non-refundable registration fee of R$345 (approx. $200 USD). Refunds are not available after May 21, 2012. Substitutions for individuals enrolled may be made until June 18, 2012.
ASME-IPTI reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment is insufficient to ensure maximum effectiveness. This decision is made approximately two weeks before the course begins. If this occurs, enrollees will receive a full refund or be given the opportunity to transfer to another course date. Keep our cancellation policy in mind when making airline reservations, as ASME-IPTI cannot be responsible for fees charged for canceling or changing your airline ticket. Students are responsible for handling all travel arrangements and the costs associated with their travel.