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    Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters


    Wendt, Fabian and Nielsen, Kim and Yi-Hsiang, Yu and Bingham, Harry and Eskilsson, Claes and Kramer, Morten and Barbarit, Aurélien and Bunnik, Tim and Costello, Ronan and Crowley, Sarah and Gendron, Benjamin and Giorgi, Giuseppe and Giorgi, Simone and Girardin, Samuel and Greaves, Deborah and Heras, Pilar and Hoffman, Johan and Islam, Hafizul and Jakobsen, Ken-Robert and Janson, Carl-Erik and Jansson, Johan and Kim, Hyun Yul and Kim, Jeong-Seok and Kim, Kyong-Hwan and Kurniawan, Adi and Leoni, Massimiliano and Mathai, Thomas and Nam, Bo-Woo and Park, Sewan and Rajagopalan, Krishnakumar and Ransley, Edward and Read, Robert and Ringwood, John and Rodrigues, José Miguel and Rosenthal, Benjamin and Roy, André and Ruehl, Kelley M. and Schofield, Paul and Sheng, Wanan and Shiri, Abolfazl and Thomas, Sarah and Touzon, Imanol and Yasutaka, Imai (2019) Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7 (11). p. 379. ISSN 2077-1312

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    Abstract

    The International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme for Ocean Energy Systems (OES) initiated the OES Wave Energy Conversion Modelling Task, which focused on the verification and validation of numerical models for simulating wave energy converters (WECs). The long-term goal is to assess the accuracy of and establish confidence in the use of numerical models used in design as well as power performance assessment of WECs. To establish this confidence, the authors used different existing computational modelling tools to simulate given tasks to identify uncertainties related to simulation methodologies: (i) linear potential flow methods; (ii) weakly nonlinear Froude–Krylov methods; and (iii) fully nonlinear methods (fully nonlinear potential flow and Navier–Stokes models). This article summarizes the code-to-code task and code-to-experiment task that have been performed so far in this project, with a focus on investigating the impact of different levels of nonlinearities in the numerical models. Two different WECs were studied and simulated. The first was a heaving semi-submerged sphere, where free-decay tests and both regular and irregular wave cases were investigated in a code-to-code comparison. The second case was a heaving float corresponding to a physical model tested in a wave tank. We considered radiation, diffraction, and regular wave cases and compared quantities, such as the WEC motion, power output and hydrodynamic loading.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Cite as: Wendt, F.; Nielsen, K.; Yu, Y.-H.; Bingham, H.; Eskilsson, C.; Kramer, M.; Babarit, A.; Bunnik, T.; Costello, R.; Crowley, S.; Gendron, B.; Giorgi, G.; Giorgi, S.; Girardin, S.; Greaves, D.; Heras, P.; Hoffman, J.; Islam, H.; Jakobsen, K.-R.; Janson, C.-E.; Jansson, J.; Kim, H.Y.; Kim, J.-S.; Kim, K.-H.; Kurniawan, A.; Leoni, M.; Mathai, T.; Nam, B.-W.; Park, S.; Rajagopalan, K.; Ransley, E.; Read, R.; Ringwood, J.V.; Rodrigues, J.M.; Rosenthal, B.; Roy, A.; Ruehl, K.; Schofield, P.; Sheng, W.; Shiri, A.; Thomas, S.; Touzon, I.; Yasutaka, I. Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 379.
    Keywords: wave energy; numerical modelling; simulation; boundary element method; computational fluid dynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 12472
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7110379
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 17:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
    Publisher: MDPI
    Refereed: Yes
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