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Title: Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint

Abstract

To promote and support the wave energy industry, a wave energy converter (WEC) design tool, WEC-Sim, is being developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this paper, the WEC-Sim code is used to model a point absorber WEC designed by the U.S. Department of Energy's reference model project. Preliminary verification was performed by comparing results of the WEC-Sim simulation through a code-to-code comparison, utilizing the commercial codes ANSYS-AQWA, WaveDyn, and OrcaFlex. A preliminary validation of the code was also performed by comparing WEC-Sim simulation results to experimental wave tank tests.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1127279
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-61531
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 8-13 June 2014, San Francisco, California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER; POINT ABSORBER; WEC-SIM; SIMULATION; NREL; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Ruehl, K., Michelen, C., Kanner, S., Lawson, M., and Yu, Y. H. Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1115/OMAE2014-24312.
Ruehl, K., Michelen, C., Kanner, S., Lawson, M., & Yu, Y. H. Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint. United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2014-24312.
Ruehl, K., Michelen, C., Kanner, S., Lawson, M., and Yu, Y. H. Sat . "Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint". United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2014-24312. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1127279.
@article{osti_1127279,
title = {Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint},
author = {Ruehl, K. and Michelen, C. and Kanner, S. and Lawson, M. and Yu, Y. H.},
abstractNote = {To promote and support the wave energy industry, a wave energy converter (WEC) design tool, WEC-Sim, is being developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this paper, the WEC-Sim code is used to model a point absorber WEC designed by the U.S. Department of Energy's reference model project. Preliminary verification was performed by comparing results of the WEC-Sim simulation through a code-to-code comparison, utilizing the commercial codes ANSYS-AQWA, WaveDyn, and OrcaFlex. A preliminary validation of the code was also performed by comparing WEC-Sim simulation results to experimental wave tank tests.},
doi = {10.1115/OMAE2014-24312},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {3}
}

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