Offshore Energy Structures

Offshore Energy Structures
  • Author : Madjid Karimirad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 3319355821

Offshore Energy Structures Book Review:

This book provides all the key information needed to design offshore structures for renewable energy applications successfully. Suitable for practicing engineers and students, the author conveys design principles and best practices in a clear, concise manner, focusing on underlying physics while eschewing complicated mathematical detail. The text connects underlying scientific theory with industry standards and practical implementation issues for offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters and current turbines. Combined concepts such as wave-wind energy platforms are discussed, as well. Coverage of design codes and numerical tools ensures the usefulness of this resource for all those studying and working in the rapidly expanding field of offshore renewable energy.

Offshore Wind Energy Technology

Offshore Wind Energy Technology
  • Author : Olimpo Anaya-Lara,John Olav Tande,Kjetil Uhlen,Karl Merz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 455
  • Relase : 2018-05-29
  • ISBN : 9781119097761

Offshore Wind Energy Technology Book Review:

A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE TO THE MOST RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN OFFSHORE WIND TECHNOLOGY Offshore Wind Energy Technology offers a reference based on the research material developed by the acclaimed Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (NOWITECH) and material developed by the expert authors over the last 20 years. This comprehensive text covers critical topics such as wind energy conversion systems technology, control systems, grid connection and system integration, and novel structures including bottom-fixed and floating. The text also reviews the most current operation and maintenance strategies as well as technologies and design tools for novel offshore wind energy concepts. The text contains a wealth of mathematical derivations, tables, graphs, worked examples, and illustrative case studies. Authoritative and accessible, Offshore Wind Energy Technology: Contains coverage of electricity markets for offshore wind energy and then discusses the challenges posed by the cost and limited opportunities Discusses novel offshore wind turbine structures and floaters Features an analysis of the stochastic dynamics of offshore/marine structures Describes the logistics of planning, designing, building, and connecting an offshore wind farm Written for students and professionals in the field, Offshore Wind Energy Technology is a definitive resource that reviews all facets of offshore wind energy technology and grid connection.

Floating Offshore Energy Devices

Floating Offshore Energy Devices
  • Author : Ciarán Mc Goldrick,Meriel Huggard,Biswajit Basu
  • Publisher : Materials Research Forum LLC
  • Pages : 94
  • Relase : 2022-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781644901724

Floating Offshore Energy Devices Book Review:

This new conference series aims at presenting state-of-the-art research in the development of offshore energy machines and devices. Topics covered include: Present and future offshore wind and wave devices; innovations in modelling, design, control, operation and testing of offshore energy machines, and the impact of these devices on the marine environment. Keywords: Oscillating Water Column, Monitoring of Wind Turbines, Coriolis Effect, Internal Ocean Waves, Rapid Distortion Theory, Modelling of Ocean Wave Energy Converters, Pendulum-Type Vibration, Wind Turbine Fault Prediction, Short-Term Wind Power Forecasting, Floating Tidal Energy Conversion, Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Shallow Water Large Scale Modelling.

Offshore Energy Structures

Offshore Energy Structures
  • Author : Madjid Karimirad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 2014-12-05
  • ISBN : 9783319121758

Offshore Energy Structures Book Review:

This book provides all the key information needed to design offshore structures for renewable energy applications successfully. Suitable for practicing engineers and students, the author conveys design principles and best practices in a clear, concise manner, focusing on underlying physics while eschewing complicated mathematical detail. The text connects underlying scientific theory with industry standards and practical implementation issues for offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters and current turbines. Combined concepts such as wave-wind energy platforms are discussed, as well. Coverage of design codes and numerical tools ensures the usefulness of this resource for all those studying and working in the rapidly expanding field of offshore renewable energy.

Wind Energy Handbook

Wind Energy Handbook
  • Author : Tony Burton,Nick Jenkins,David Sharpe,Ervin Bossanyi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 780
  • Relase : 2011-05-18
  • ISBN : 111999392X

Wind Energy Handbook Book Review:

Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012 Every year, Choice subject editors recognise the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice's January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The authoritative reference on wind energy, now fully revised and updated to include offshore wind power A decade on from its first release, the Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the advances in technology underpinning the continued expansion of the global wind power sector. Harnessing their collective industrial and academic expertise, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to wind turbine design and wind farm planning for onshore and offshore wind-powered electricity generation. The major change since the first edition is the addition of a new chapter on offshore wind turbines and offshore wind farm development. Opening with a survey of the present state of offshore wind farm development, the chapter goes on to consider resource assessment and array losses. Then wave loading on support structures is examined in depth, including wind and wave load combinations and descriptions of applicable wave theories. After sections covering optimum machine size and offshore turbine reliability, the different types of support structure deployed to date are described in turn, with emphasis on monopiles, including fatigue analysis in the frequency domain. Final sections examine the assessment of environmental impacts and the design of the power collection and transmission cable network. New coverage features: turbulence models updated to reflect the latest design standards, including an introduction to the Mann turbulence model extended treatment of horizontal axis wind turbines aerodynamics, now including a survey of wind turbine aerofoils, dynamic stall and computational fluid dynamics developments in turbine design codes techniques for extrapolating extreme loads from simulation results an introduction to the NREL cost model comparison of options for variable speed operation in-depth treatment of individual blade pitch control grid code requirements and the principles governing the connection of large wind farms to transmission networks four pages of full-colour pictures that illustrate blade manufacture, turbine construction and offshore support structure installation Firmly established as an essential reference, Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition will prove a real asset to engineers, turbine designers and wind energy consultants both in industry and research. Advanced engineering students and new entrants to the wind energy sector will also find it an invaluable resource.

Wind energy. Methods for computation of wave forcing and the resulting motion of a slender offshore floating structure

Wind energy. Methods for computation of wave forcing and the resulting motion of a slender offshore floating structure
  • Author : Olga Glöckner
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 145
  • Relase : 2018-07-19
  • ISBN : 9783668754782

Wind energy. Methods for computation of wave forcing and the resulting motion of a slender offshore floating structure Book Review:

Academic Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, grade: 1,0, University of Hannover (A&M University Texas, Ludwig-Franzius-Institut für Wasserbau, Ästuar- und Küsteningenieurwesen), language: English, abstract: This thesis investigates how wave loads act on an OC3 Hywind spar-buoy. The author analyzes the resulting motions of the support platform. This work also contains a detailed presentation of the topic with useful additional information and graphics. Unlike fossil fuels (like oil, coal and natural gas), wind energy is a renewable energy resource. Since winds at sea are stronger and more consistent than onshore winds, the demand for offshore wind turbines has increased over the last years. As energy can be produced more efficient in deeper water, several floating offshore wind turbine constructions, such as the OC3 Hywind spar-buoy, have been proposed. The design of floating wind turbines depends on the simulation of the system behavior caused by exciting forces. A general overview of regular and irregular waves as well as hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads acting on floating structures is given in chapter 2. Furthermore, essential formulations for calculating motions of FOWTs are given at the end of this chapter. Since all simulations carried out in this thesis are based on the OC3 Hywind concept, detailed information about this floating wind turbine model are given in chapter 3. Three different methods are used for the estimation of wave induced loads and motions. Section 4 describes a modified Morison formulation in the time domain which is applied by the commercially available software MATLAB. On the basis of the diffraction theory the commercial offshore software package SESAM simulates wave excitation forces and responding motions which are presented and discussed in chapter 5. The third method is the open source code FAST that computes wave induced loads and motions based on the first-order potential theory and Kane’s equation of motion. Basic formulations used in FAST and essential hydrodynamic results are shown in chapter 6. The comparisons between the simulations of the three programs are represented and the individual results are analyzed in chapter 7.

Strategies of Sustainable Development in China’s Wind Power Industry

Strategies of Sustainable Development in China’s Wind Power Industry
  • Author : Jiachun Li,Dexin He
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2020-01-11
  • ISBN : 9789811395161

Strategies of Sustainable Development in China’s Wind Power Industry Book Review:

This book reviews the status quo and visions for the future in the wind energy industry in China and around the globe, focusing on its roles in optimizing energy structure, alleviating environmental pollution, and coping with climate change. Providing a blueprint of wind power development till 2050, it suggests a series of further measures in the context of policies, regulations, laws, and marketing in order to overcome the existing bottlenecks. Moreover, it proposes a number of potential innovative technologies related to IT+ and advanced manufacturing, including integrated & distributed power and micro-grid systems, multi-energy complement, green and intelligent manufacturing, reliability design, blade design, manufacturing and maintenance, drive drain systems, and offshore wind farms. This book offers researchers and engineers insights into sustainable development in the wind power industry.

Offshore Mechanics

Offshore Mechanics
  • Author : Madjid Karimirad,Constantine Michailides,Ali Nematbakhsh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2018-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781119216629

Offshore Mechanics Book Review:

Covers theoretical concepts in offshore mechanics with consideration to new applications, including offshore wind farms, ocean energy devices, aquaculture, floating bridges, and submerged tunnels This comprehensive book covers important aspects of the required analysis and design of offshore structures and systems and the fundamental background material for offshore engineering. Whereas most of the books currently available in the field use traditional oil, gas, and ship industry examples in order to explain the fundamentals in offshore mechanics, this book uses more recent applications, including recent fixed-bottom and floating offshore platforms, ocean energy structures and systems such as wind turbines, wave energy converters, tidal turbines and hybrid marine platforms. Offshore Mechanics covers traditional and more recent methodologies used in offshore structure modelling (including SPH and hydroelasticity models). It also examines numerical techniques, including computational fluid dynamics and finite element method. Additionally, the book features easy-to-understand exercises and examples. Provides a comprehensive treatment for the case of recent applications in offshore mechanics for researchers and engineers Presents the subject of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element methods (FEM) along with the high fidelity numerical analysis of recent applications in offshore mechanics Offers insight into the philosophy and power of numerical simulations and an understanding of the mathematical nature of the fluid and structural dynamics with focus on offshore mechanic applications Offshore Mechanics: Structural and Fluid Dynamics for Recent Applications is an important book for graduate and senior undergraduate students in offshore engineering and for offshore engineers and researchers in the offshore industry.

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning
  • Author : Katherine L. Yates,Corey J. A. Bradshaw
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 403
  • Relase : 2018-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781317356417

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning Book Review:

The generation of offshore energy is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic, and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas), it explores the direct and indirect impacts the growth of offshore energy generation has on both the marine environment and the existing uses of marine space. Chapters explore main issues associated with offshore energy, such as the displacement of existing activities and the negative impacts it can have on marine species and ecosystems. Chapters also discuss how the growth of offshore energy generation presents new opportunities for collaboration and co-location with other sectors, for example, the co-location of wild-capture fisheries and wind farms. The book integrates these issues and opportunities, and demonstrates the importance of holistic marine spatial planning for optimising the location of offshore energy-generation sites. It highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement in these planning processes and the role of integrated governance, with illustrative case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean. It also discusses trade-off analysis and decision theory and provides a range of tools and best practices to inform future planning processes.

Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind

Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind
  • Author : Eugen Rusu,Vengatesan Venugopal
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 371
  • Relase : 2019-02-11
  • ISBN : 9783038975922

Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind" that was published in Energies

Greening Blue Energy

Greening Blue Energy
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Pages : 104
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9782831712413

Greening Blue Energy Book Review:

Comparison of methods for the computation of wave forcing

Comparison of methods for the computation of wave forcing
  • Author : Olga Glöckner
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 14
  • Relase : 2018-05-18
  • ISBN : 9783668706149

Comparison of methods for the computation of wave forcing Book Review:

Presentation slides from the year 2014 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, grade: 1,0, University of Hannover, language: English, abstract: Unlike fossil fuels (e.g. oil, coal and natural gas), wind energy is a renewable energy resource. Since winds at sea are stronger and more consistent than onshore winds, the demand for offshore wind turbines has increased over the last years. As energy can be produced more efficient in deeper water, several floating offshore wind turbine constructions, such as the OC3 Hywind spar-buoy, have been proposed. The design of floating wind turbines depends on the simulation of the system behavior caused by exciting forces. This thesis deals with the comparison between different methods for calculating wave forces and resulting platform motions of a floating offshore wind turbine. On the one hand, wave exciting loads computed with Morison’s equation are compared to the hydrodynamic forces simulated by the open source code FAST on the basis of the diffraction theory. On the other hand, response motions of the floating structure are simulated by the commercial offshore software SESAM in the frequency domain and compared with the motions calculated by FAST in the time domain.

Design of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines

Design of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Author : Subhamoy Bhattacharya
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2019-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781119128120

Design of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines Book Review:

Comprehensive reference covering the design of foundations for offshore wind turbines As the demand for “green” energy increases the offshore wind power industry is expanding at a rapid pace around the world. Design of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines is a comprehensive reference which covers the design of foundations for offshore wind turbines, and includes examples and case studies. It provides an overview of a wind farm and a wind turbine structure, and examines the different types of loads on the offshore wind turbine structure. Foundation design considerations and the necessary calculations are also covered. The geotechnical site investigation and soil behavior/soil structure interaction are discussed, and the final chapter takes a case study of a wind turbine and demonstrates how to carry out step by step calculations. Key features: New, important subject to the industry. Includes calculations and case studies. Accompanied by a website hosting software and data files. Design of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines is a must have reference for engineers within the renewable energy industry and is also a useful guide for graduate students in this area.

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook
  • Author : Bernard Multon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 643
  • Relase : 2013-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781118603291

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook Book Review:

Marine renewable energy is a significant resource for generatingelectricity, and if some conversion technologies have alreadyreached a certain level of maturity, others are emerging. The originality of this multidisciplinary book is to offer a broadspectrum of knowledge from academic and industry experts of variousorigins. It deals with general aspects such as the specificitiesand constraints of the marine environment, the concepts ofhydrodynamics and ocean engineering, as well as the industrial andeconomic sides necessary for the assembly of projects. It also discusses conversion technologies such as offshore wind,tidal power plants, tidal stream turbines, wave energy convertersand ocean thermal energy plants. Finally, two chapters are devotedto power electronic conversion and power transmission cables.

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore
  • Author : Guedes Soares Carlos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 802
  • Relase : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781000318739

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Book Review:

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 October 2020). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: resource assessment; wind energy; wave energy; tidal energy; ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; materials and structural design; installation planning and maintenance planning. The book will be invaluable to professionals and academics involved or interested in Offshore Engineering, and Renewable and Wind Energy.

Wind Energy Systems

Wind Energy Systems
  • Author : John Dalsgaard Sørensen,Jens N Sørensen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2010-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780857090638

Wind Energy Systems Book Review:

Large-scale wind power generation is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy and already makes a substantial contribution to power grids in many countries worldwide. With technology maturing, the challenge is now to increase penetration, and optimise the design, construction and performance of wind energy systems. Fundamental issues of safety and reliability are paramount in this drive to increase capacity and efficiency. Wind energy systems: Optimising design and construction for safe and reliable operation provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the design, construction and operation of large-scale wind energy systems, including in offshore and other problematic environments. Part one provides detailed coverage of wind resource assessment and siting methods relevant to wind turbine and wind farm planning, as well as aeroelastics, aerodynamics, and fatigue loading that affect the safety and reliability of wind energy systems. This coverage is extended in part two, where the design and development of individual components is considered in depth, from wind turbine rotors to drive train and control systems, and on to tower design and construction. Part three explores operation and maintenance issues, such as reliability and maintainability strategies and condition monitoring systems, before discussing performance assessment and optimisation routes for wind energy systems in low wind speed environments and cold climates. Part four reviews offshore wind energy systems development, from the impact of environmental loads such as wind, waves and ice, to site specific construction and integrated wind farm planning, and of course the critical issues and strategies for offshore operation and maintenance. With its distinguished editors and international teams of contributors, Wind energy systems is a standard reference for wind power engineers, technicians and manufacturers, as well as researchers and academics involved in this expanding field. Reviews the latest developments in the design, construction and operation of large-scale wind energy systems Offers detailed coverage of wind resource assessment and siting methods relevant to wind turbine and wind farm planning Explores operation and maintenance issues, such as reliability and maintainability strategies and condition monitoring systems

Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering
  • Author : Weicheng Cui,Shixiao Fu,Zhiqiang Hu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 2177
  • Relase : 2022-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789811069468

Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering Book Review:

This encyclopedia adopts a wider definition for the concept of ocean engineering. Specifically, it includes (1) offshore engineering: fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms; pipelines and risers; cables and moorings; buoy technology; foundation engineering; ocean mining; marine and offshore renewable energy; aquaculture engineering; and subsea engineering; (2) naval architecture: ship and special marine vehicle design; intact and damaged stability; technology for energy efficiency and green shipping; ship production technology; decommissioning and recycling; (3) polar and Arctic Engineering: ice mechanics; ice-structure interaction; polar operations; polar design; environmental protection; (4) underwater technologies: AUV/ROV design; AUV/ROV hydrodynamics; maneuvering and control; and underwater-specific communicating and sensing systems for AUV/ROVs. It summarizes the A–Z of the background and application knowledge of ocean engineering for use by ocean scientists and ocean engineers as well as nonspecialists such as engineers and scientists from all disciplines, economists, students, and politicians. Ocean engineering theories, ocean devices and equipment, ocean design and operation technologies are described by international experts, many from industry and each entry offers an introduction and references for further study, making current technology and operating practices available for future generations to learn from. The book also furthers our understanding of the current state of the art, leading to new and more efficient technologies with breakthroughs from new theory and materials. As the land resources approach the exploitation limit, ocean resources are becoming the next choice for the sustainable development. As such, ocean engineering is vital in the 21st century.

Concrete Structures for Wind Turbines

Concrete Structures for Wind Turbines
  • Author : Jürgen Grünberg,Joachim Göhlmann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2013-09-10
  • ISBN : 9783433603307

Concrete Structures for Wind Turbines Book Review:

The wind energy industry in Germany has an excellent global standing when it comes to the development and construction of wind turbines. Germany currently represents the world's largest market for wind energy. The ongoing development of ever more powerful wind turbines plus additional requirements for the design and construction of their offshore foundation structures exceeds the actual experiences gained so far in the various disciplines concerned. This book gives a comprehensive overview for planning and structural design analysis of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete wind turbine towers for both, onshore and offshore wind turbines. Wind turbines represent structures subjected to highly dynamic loading patterns. Therefore, for the design of loadbearing structures, fatigue effects - and not just maximum loads - are extremely important, in particular in the connections and joints of concrete and hybrid structures. There multi-axial stress conditions occure which so far are not covered by the design codes. The specific actions, the nonlinear behaviour and modeling for the structural analysis are explained. Design and verification with a focus on fatigue are adressed. The chapter Manufacturing includes hybrid structures, segmental construction of pre-stressed concrete towers and offshore wind turbine foundations. Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since.

A comparison of methods for computation of wave forcing

A comparison of methods for computation of wave forcing
  • Author : Olga Glöckner
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 131
  • Relase : 2018-05-17
  • ISBN : 9783668705227

A comparison of methods for computation of wave forcing Book Review:

Diploma Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, grade: 1,0, University of Hannover (A&M University Texas, Ludwig-Franzius-Institut für Wasserbau, Ästuar- und Küsteningenieurwesen), language: English, abstract: Unlike fossil fuels (for example oil, coal and natural gas), wind energy is a renewable energy resource. Since winds at sea are stronger and more consistent than onshore winds, the demand for offshore wind turbines has increased over the last years. As energy can be produced more efficient in deeper water, several floating offshore wind turbine constructions, such as the OC3 Hywind spar-buoy, have been proposed. The design of floating wind turbines depends on the simulation of the system behavior caused by exciting forces. This thesis deals with the comparison between different methods for calculating wave forces and resulting platform motions of a floating offshore wind turbine. On the one hand, wave exciting loads computed with Morison’s equation are compared to the hydrodynamic forces simulated by the open source code FAST on the basis of the diffraction theory. On the other hand, response motions of the floating structure are simulated by the commercial offshore software SESAM in the frequency domain and compared with the motions calculated by FAST in the time domain.

Wave and Tidal Energy

Wave and Tidal Energy
  • Author : Deborah Greaves,Gregorio Iglesias
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2018-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781119014454

Wave and Tidal Energy Book Review:

A comprehensive text covering all aspects of wave and tidal energy Wave and Tidal Energy provides a comprehensive and self-contained review of the developing marine renewable energy sector, drawing from the latest research and from the experience of device testing. The book has a twofold objective: to provide an overview of wave and tidal energy suitable for newcomers to the field and to serve as a reference text for advanced study and practice. Including detail on key issues such as resource characterisation, wave and tidal technology, power systems, numerical and physical modelling, environmental impact and policy. The book also includes an up-to-date review of developments worldwide and case studies of selected projects. Key features: A comprehensive and self-contained text covering all aspects of the multidisciplinary fields of wave and tidal energy. Draws upon the latest research in wave and tidal energy and the experience of leading practitioners in numerical and laboratory modelling. Regional developments worldwide are reviewed and representative projects are presented as case studies. Wave and Tidal Energy is an invaluable resource to a wide range of readers, from engineering students to technical managers and policymakers to postgraduate students and researchers.