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    BEMRosetta: An open-source hydrodynamic coefficients converter and viewer integrated with Nemoh and FOAMM

    Zabala, Inaki and Peña-Sanchez, Yerai and Kelly, Thomas and Henriques, João and Penalba, Markel and Faedo, Nicolás and Ringwood, John and Blanco, Jesus M. (2021) BEMRosetta: An open-source hydrodynamic coefficients converter and viewer integrated with Nemoh and FOAMM. In: 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 5-9th Sept 2021, Plymouth, UK.

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    Boundary Element Method (BEM) solvers are extensively used to obtain the hydrodynamic coefficients required to model hydrodynamic forces in floating marine structures. BEM solvers require the discretization of the submerged device surface as a mesh to compute the hydro-dynamic coefficients as radiation damping and added mass, response amplitude operators and linear and second-order exciting forces. Each of these solvers need particular input files and mesh formats, and save the results in specific file formats. Typically, the input and output files are incompatible between different solvers. Researchers handle this problem by converting model results through homemade spreadsheets or macros made in scripting languages. BEMRosetta was created to allow loading and saving the input files, mesh geometries and the hydrodynamic coefficients, in different formats. Furthermore, it also includes a mesh viewer. Additionally, BEMRosetta can calculate different parameters from the mesh and the hydrodynamic coefficients. Through its integration with the Finite-Order hydrodynamic Approximation by Moment Matching (FOAMM) toolbox, BEMRossetta allows the state space model of the radiation convolution term for the desired degrees of freedom be obtained.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: BEM; Nemoh; FOAMM, Capytaine; HAMS;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 16257
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 09:15
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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