ILAS Seminar

Numbering Code U-LAS70 10001 SJ50 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type seminar
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Thu.5
Instructor name Bahareh Kamranzad (Hakubi Center for Advanced Research Program-Specific Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The development of renewable energy technologies is a vital part of mitigating global warming and climate change. More than 70% of the surface of the Earth is covered by water, and the oceans hold more than 96% of all water on the Earth. In addition, two-thirds of the population of the world live within 100 km of the coast. Hence, ocean renewable energies (such as wave, tidal, current, and offshore wind) present a sustainable solution to address current and future demand for electricity, particularly in areas that are adjacent to coastal zones. In this lecture, we discuss the topics related to ocean renewable energies, including resources, impacts, and technologies.
Course Goals - To understand the basics of ocean engineering
- To understand the different types of ocean renewable energies
- To understand the methods for estimation of ocean renewable energies
- To understand the impacts of natural phenomena on ocean renewable energies
Schedule and Contents (1) Introducing ocean renewable energies, their necessity and global energy mix [1 week]

(2) Introducing the basics of ocean dynamics [2 weeks]

(3) Tidal energy [1 week]

(4) Offshore wind [1 week]

(5) Wave energy [1 week]

(6) Other forms of ocean energy [1 week]

(7) Different methods for estimating resources [2 weeks]

(8) Case studies of resource characterization [2 weeks]

(9) Technologies [1 week]

(10) Current status of different countries [1 week]

(11) Review of a case study as a coastal engineering project + review for final exam [1 week]

Total:14 classes and 1 feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Absolute evaluation (raw score)

Evaluation will be based on active participation in group discussions at the end of each class (20 points for the whole semester), assignments as group presentations (twice in the whole semester, 10 points each), and an examination (60 points). Assignments and participation will be assessed on the basis of achievement level for course goals.

- Those who are absent more than four times will not be credited.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) At the end of each class, we review the content of that class by dividing the student into some groups and having a group discussion.
Two times during the whole term, students need to prepare a group presentation about a subject related to the syllabus suggested or confirmed by the instructor.
References, etc. Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy, Simon P. Neill, M. Reza Hashemi, (Elsevier), ISBN:9780128104484
Handbook of ocean wave energy, Arthur Pecher, Jens Peter Kofoed, (Springer), ISBN:978-3-319-39889-1,
Basic Coastal Engineering, Robert Sorensen, (Springer), ISBN:978-1-4757-2665-7