DTOceanPlus developed and demonstrated a suite of 2nd generation advanced design tools for the selection, development and deployment of ocean energy systems, aligning innovation and development processes with those used in mature engineering sectors: technology concept selection are facilitated by a structured innovation design tools; technology development are enabled by a stage-gate design tool; deployment optimisation is implemented by deployment and assessment design tools.
The integrated tools have been demonstrated in the setting of real world technology deployment projects, with access to these projects provided by the project’s industrial partners. The project created a set of digital models which also provides a common language for the entire ocean energy sector.
The DTOcean+ software suite with its various modules, the source code and the associated documentation can be downloaded in full from the open source collaborative development platform GitLab.
> Available at: https://gitlab.com/dtoceanplus
> Guidelines for installation: Step-by-step explanations
> Technical report: Deliverable D7.6 - Final suite of design tools for devices and arrays
SCENARIO CREATION TOOL
The Scenario Creation Tool provides a structured method for the earliest stages of design in technology development. The core function of the Scenario Creation Tool is to generate and rank scenarios of potential wave energy converter attributes and inform the user on the areas of the parameter space that are most likely to yield commercial success.
> Download the tool (xlsm format)
> Donwload the user guide (pdf format)