This document, D6.1 Technical Requirements for the Assessment 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 tools for ocean energy technologies that support the entire technology innovation process. The suite of design tools will be applicable to different levels of technology (from subsystems, to devices and arrays) and across all stages (from concept, to development and deployment). DTOceanPlus will assist users in working towards an optimal solution based on information available at a particular stage. The DTOceanPlus suite of design tools can help accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector and reduce the technical and financial risks of devices and arrays to achieve the deployment of cost-competitive wave and tidal arrays.
A coherent set of functional and technical 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 original DTOcean project, and the stakeholder expectations identified in the user consultation survey. The technical requirements in this document are translated from the general requirements for the overall suite of tools, and specific requirements (functional, operational, user, interfacing, and data) for the Assessment design tool that will be developed as part of this project.
This document, D6.1, includes a detailed description of the technical requirements of each of the Assessment design tools to be developed within the DTOceanPlus project, i.e. tools for evaluating the System Performance and Energy Yield, the System Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Survivability, as well as the System Lifetime Costs, and the System Environmental and Social Acceptance. Moreover, a full section is dedicated to the technical requirements for the integration of the Assessment design tools with the other sets of tools (Deployment design tools, Structured Innovation design tool and Stage Gate design tool), as well as for the integration with the underlying platform, the digital representations and for the interaction with the user.