Donald Ross Noble

Donald Ross Noble
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · Institute for Energy Systems (IES)

EngD Offshore Renewable Energy

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Introduction
Donald Ross Noble currently works at The University of Edinburgh, within the School of Engineering, Institute for Energy Systems, Policy and Innovation Group. Donald's previous research was based at the FloWave Ocean Energy Facility, considering testing offshore renewable energy devices in the multi-directional combined wave-current conditions possible at FloWave.

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Publications (38)
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This work investigates potential cost reduction trajectories of three emerging offshore renewable energy technologies (floating offshore wind, tidal stream, and wave) with respect to meeting ambitious cost targets set out in the Strategic Energy Technology Implementation Plans (SET-Plans) for Offshore Wind and Ocean Energy. A methodology is present...
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This deliverable aims to assist ORE developers in their journey to commercial deployment by providing an overview of the different frameworks as well as individual metrics that can be used to assess offshore renewable energy devices through all stages of development. The metrics range from those that measure performance, and technical and economic...
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Current wave energy development initiatives assume that available designs have the potential for success through continuous learning and innovation-based cost reduction. However, this may not be the case, and potential winning technologies may have been overlooked. The scenario creation tool presented in this paper provides a structured method for...
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The whole energy system requires renewables that scale and produce reliable, valuable energy at an acceptable cost. The key to increasing the deployment of ocean energy is bringing down development and operating costs. This paper proposes a structured approach to innovation in ocean energy systems that would spur innovation and expand the market fo...
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Marine renewable energy (MRE) is still an emerging technology. As such, there is still a lack of mature standards and guidance for the development and testing of these devices. The sector covers a wide range of disciplines, so there is a need for more comprehensive guidance to cover these. This paper builds on a study undertaken in the MaRINET2 pro...
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Ocean energy is a promising source of clean renewable energy, with clear development targets set by the European Commission. However, the ocean energy sector faces non-technological challenges and opportunities that are frequently overlooked in deployment plans. The present study aimed to provide a critical evaluation of the ocean energy sector’s l...
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This report is the outcome of Task 8.4 "Specific sector standards for business management models for the ocean energy sector", of the DTOceanPlus project. The task aims to define alternative business models for the ocean energy sector by developing a greater understanding of the ocean energy sector's business models and recommending development rou...
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This report is the outcome of Task 8.3 “Feasibility and cost-benefit analysis” of the DTOceanPlus project. The aim of this task is to conduct an economic feasibility and cost-benefit analysis, to assess the technologies and funding frameworks to support attractive business cases for both public and private funders. The task focuses on an investigat...
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Cost reductions in nascent forms of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) are essential for them to contribute to the energy mix. Policy intervention can facilitate this cost reduction; however, this may require a significant investment from the public sector. These cost reductions fall into two broad categories: (1) incremental cost reductions through...
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Testing and verification results of the Deployment Design tools – beta version
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The public deliverable D8.2 “Analysis of European Supply Chain” analyses the value chain of ocean energy, regarding its stakeholders, structure, current engagement and breakdown of project costs. It explores the mapping of the opportunities for European companies and encompasses the typical project lifecycle activities, such as project management,...
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Deliverable D5.7 “Logistics and Marine Operation Tools – alpha version” of the DTOceanPlus project includes the details of the Deployment Design Tools module: “Logistics and Marine Operations” (LMO), and it represents the result of the work developed during tasks T5.2 and T5.8 of the project. The Logistics and Marine Operations module is responsibl...
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Deliverable D3.2 “Structured Innovation design tool – Alpha version” of the DTOceanPlus project includes the details of the Structured Innovation design tool, and it represents the result of the work developed during task T3.2 of the project. The present document summarises both the functionalities and supporting theory, as well as the more technic...
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Tidal stream turbines are subject to complex flow conditions, particularly when installed in staggered array configurations where the downstream turbines are affected by the wake and/or bypass flow of upstream turbines. This work presents, for the first time, methods for and results from the physical testing of three MM1/15 scale instrumented turbi...
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This dataset presents a set of turbine loading and performance measurements carried out at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, around a closely spaced staggered array of three nominally 1:15 scale tidal turbines, with a 1.2m rotor diameter. Measurements were made at different rotation speeds, with the three turbine array compared to just th...
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This dataset presents a comprehensive set of flow measurements carried out at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, around a closely spaced staggered array of three nominally 1:15 scale tidal turbines, with a 1.2m rotor diameter, including empty tank baseline data.
Technical Report
The Energy Delivery (ED) tools will form part of the DTOceanPlus suite of second-generation open- source design tools for ocean energy. The ED module will design the electrical infrastructure to transmit power from ocean energy convertors to the onshore electrical grid. Deliverable D5.5 “Energy Delivery Tools – alpha version” of the DTOceanPlus pro...
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This report is the outcome of Task 8.1 “Analysis of Potential Markets for Ocean Energy Technology” of the DTOceanPlus project. The aim of this task is to develop a greater understanding of the potential markets for ocean energy technology deployment and exploitation. The focus includes both the present market status and future opportunities for com...
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This report describes the methodology used to refine the validation scenarios and the compilation of required data inputs, accounting for the different potential use cases. Given the large number of permutations of tools, use cases, and the set of minimum validation requirements, the actual number of validation scenarios is reduced to a number that...
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Deliverable D7.1 “Standard Data Formats of Ocean Energy Systems” of the DTOceanPlus project is a report, collecting the outcome of the work carried out during task T7.1 of the project, aiming at fully describing the data used for a generic ocean energy system design in a structured manner. This has been done by means of the definition of a Digital...
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Deliverable D6.2 “Performance and Energy Yield Tools – alpha version” of the DTOceanPlus project include the details of the Assessment Design Tools module: “System Performance and Energy Yield” (SPEY), and it presents the result of the work developed during the tasks T6.2 and T6.3 of the project. This document serves as the technical manual of the...
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The DTOceanPlus project started a year ago. At the end of April, 5 new deliverables were published. They mainly concern technical requirements of the different tools of the suite. These documents are the result of a quality collaborative work carried out with determination and efficiency by all the teams involved in the project. The Structured In...
Technical Report
This document, D5.1 Technical Requirements for the Deployment Design Tools, is a deliverable of the DTOceanPlus project, which is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme under Grant Agreement №785921. The overarching objective of the DTOceanPlus project is to develop and demonstrate an open source, integrated suite of 2nd generation design t...
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The offshore renewable energy sector has challenging requirements related to the physical simulation of the ocean environment for the purpose of evaluating energy generating technologies. In this paper the demands of the wave and tidal energy sectors are considered, with measurement and characterisation of the environment explored and replication o...
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This document, D4.1 Technical requirements for the implementation of a world-class Stage Gate Assessment Framework in Ocean Energy, is a deliverable of the DTOceanPlus project, which is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme under Grant Agreement №785921. The overarching objective of the DTOceanPlus project is to develop and demonstrate an...
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Experimental data was obtained in order to investigate the effect of waves on the loads and performance of tidal turbines. An instrumented 1:15 scale tidal turbine was installed in the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, and a wide range of regular wave conditions were generated; systematically varying both wave frequency and height. Waves were...
Technical Report
A coherent set of requirements have been developed for the DTOceanPlus suite of design tools based on analysis of gaps between the current state-of-the-art tools, learning from the DTOcean project, and the stakeholder expectations identified in the user consultation exercise. The requirements in this document are split into general requirements for...
Technical Report
The DTOceanPlus project will develop and demonstrate an open-source integrated suite of 2nd generation design tools for ocean energy technologies. The tools will support the entire technology innovation and advancement process from concept, through development, to deployment, and will be applicable at a range of levels: sub-system, device, and arra...
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http://hdl.handle.net/1842/31170 As part of a global drive to produce renewable electricity, devices are being designed to harness energy from the waves and tidal currents. Physical scale model testing is an important part of the development process for this and other technologies. The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility at The University of Ed...
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Marine renewable energy is still an emerging technology. As such, there is still a lack of mature standards and guidance for the development and testing of these devices. This report aims to summarise relevant published guidance and standards, and highlight any gaps or areas for further development: covering wave, tidal and offshore energy technolo...
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Site-specific wave data can be used to improve the realism of tank test conditions and resulting outputs. If this data is recorded in the presence of a current, then the combined conditions must be re-created to ensure wave power, wavelength and steepness are correctly represented in a tank. In this paper we explore the impacts of currents on the w...
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Scale model testing plays an important role in the development of marine renewable energy devices. Increasing the realism and complexity of the test conditions can further increase learning in a controlled, repeatable, and low-cost environment. At present, however, they do not form part of typical device development programmes. Here we argue that,...
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Tidal energy is a developing industry and requires high precision test facilities which replicate the full-scale flows as accurately as possible to develop new technologies. In particular, the spatial and temporal variation must be well understood. FloWave is a state-of-the-art test facility with the ability to produce multi-directional waves and c...
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Physical scale model testing is an important development tool, used extensively to study the behaviour of marine devices, vessels and structures in a controlled environment prior to deployment at sea. Whilst specific guidance on developing and testing marine renewable energy devices has been published over the past decade, it has limitations in ter...
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The well-known dispersion relation links the length and period of a water wave with the depth in which it propagates. When model testing in tanks, the water depth should be consistently scaled to correctly replicate the waves. While this is done routinely by scaling foreshore bathymetry in coastal engineering physical model studies, and is not sign...
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FloWave is a state of the art test facility which can produce combined waves and currents from any direction in a circular tank. Characterisation of this new facility is ongoing, with initial results from the flow generation measurements presented. This is a complex problem, considering different input velocities, 3D spatial variability of the flow...

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DTOceanPlus will develop and demonstrate a suite of 2nd generation advanced design tools for the selection, development and deployment of ocean energy systems. http://www.dtoceanplus.eu/