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    Implementation of an OpenFOAM Numerical Wave Tank for Wave Energy Experiments


    Davidson, Josh and Cathelain, Marie and Guillemet, Louise and Le Huec, Thilbault and Ringwood, John (2015) Implementation of an OpenFOAM Numerical Wave Tank for Wave Energy Experiments. Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. ISSN 2309-1983

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    Abstract

    A numerical wave tank (NWT) can be a useful tool for wave energy experiments. This paper outlines the implementation of a NWT using the open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, OpenFOAM. In particular, the paper focusses on an NWT designed for experiments involving rigidbody type wave energy converters (WECs), using OpenFOAM version 2.3.0.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Numerical wave tank; CFD; OpenFOAM; wave energy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6667
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 11:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
    Publisher: European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2015
    Refereed: Yes
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