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IDCORE EngD - Operations and Maintenance Simulation Tool

O&M Simulation Tool - User Guide


  • Project Lead

    Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy

  • Project Sub-Contractors

    Anthony Gray

  • Author

    Anthony Gray

  • Date

    June 2017

This documentation provides a user guide to an Excel-based tool for simulating the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of wave energy arrays. The tool is intended to provide developers of wave energy technology with the framework to estimate operational expenditure and undertake sensitivity studies into the design of their devices and O&M strategies.

The user guide document highlights areas which need to be modified when analysing a specific wave energy converter. The work has stemmed from an Engineering Doctorate sponsored by Wave Energy Scotland in partnership with the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (www.idcore.ac.uk).

The following software files are also included in the supplied documentation:

  • O&M Model – User Version (Empty version - filename: wes_om-model-empty.xlsm)
  • O&M Model - Pelamis P2 Case Study (Populated with Pelamis P2 inputs - filename: wes_om-model-p2-v20.xlsm)
  • Weather Simulation Model (filename: farr-point-data-markov.xlsm)
  • Example Weather Store File (filename: fpt-2-year-store.xlsx)

Project Keywords: Operations & Maintenance, Planning, Simulation, Modelling, Array

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