Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128104484

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy

1st Edition

Generating Electricity from the Sea

Authors: Simon Neill M Reza Hashemi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128104484
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Review of hydrodynamics
3. Tidal energy
4. Offshore wind
5. Fundamentals of wave energy
6. Other forms of ocean energy (Ocean current, OTEC)
7. Monitoring and measurement methods for resource characterization
8. Ocean modeling for resource characterization
9. Optimization of resources
10. Other aspects of ocean renewable energy
11. Contemporary issues
12. Case studies (Ocean Energy Sites, Ocean Energy Devices)


Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy. Its contents follow a logical sequence, starting with a review of hydrodynamics and moving on to examine each conversion technology separately, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as current and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The authors explore key topics for resource characterization and optimization, such as monitoring and measurement methods, and ocean modeling. They also discuss the sustainability, planning, integration and distribution challenges for the implementation of these technologies, including co-location with other systems. Finally, case studies of ocean energy sites and devices allow for the better understanding of how ocean energy conversion works in real-world settings.

Supplementary electronic materials such as MATLAB (or OCTAVE) scripts, animations, and relevant datasets can be downloaded from the book’s companion website.

Due to its systematic coverage of fundamental concepts, this book is an invaluable resource for students at graduate and senior undergraduate level engineering (ocean, mechanical, and civil) and oceanography with prior knowledge of fluid mechanics and mechanics of materials. It also allows engineers and scientists who are coming into the field to have a thorough overview of the theoretical and practical aspects involved in ocean energy conversion

Key Features

  • Presents the fundamental physics and theory behind ocean energy systems, covering both oceanographic and engineering aspects of ocean energy
  • Explores the most widely adopted conversion technologies, including tidal, wave, offshore wind, ocean thermal and currents
  • Companion website includes MATLAB (or OCTAVE) scripts, animations, and relevant datasets


Engineers and scientists who are working in industry/academia in related areas and are willing to move toward marine renewable energy, and need an introductory reference book. Graduate and senior undergraduate level engineering (ocean, mechanical, and civil), and oceanography students, who take courses related to Ocean Renewable Energy


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About the Authors

Simon Neill Author

Simon P. Neill is a senior lecturer in shelf sea modelling at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University (UK), specialising in characterizing wave and tidal energy resources, and understanding the impacts of using the ocean to generate electricity. He was awarded a BEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Dundee (1997), and a PhD in estuarine physics from the University of Strathclyde (2002). He is a member of the editorial board of the Elsevier journal Renewable Energy, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK

M Reza Hashemi Author

M. Reza Hashemi is an assistant professor, in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He was awarded a PhD in civil engineering/ Shiraz University, Iran (2006), and another PhD in Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK (2014). He was previously a research Fellow at School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University for 3 years and joined URI in January 2015. His research is mainly focused on ocean physics, mostly applied to ocean renewable energy (tides and waves), and coastal hydrodynamics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Ocean Engineering and Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA