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Title: WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments

Abstract

The Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim) is an open-source code jointly developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is used to model wave energy converters subjected to operational and extreme waves. In order for the WEC-Sim code to be beneficial to the wave energy community, code verification and physical model validation is necessary. This paper describes numerical modeling of the wave tank testing for the 1:33-scale experimental testing of the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter. The comparison between WEC-Sim and the Phase 1 experimental data set serves as code validation. This paper is a follow-up to the WEC-Sim paper on experimental testing, and describes the WEC-Sim numerical simulations for the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter.

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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 (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1335570
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-67552
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 19-24 June 2016, Busan, South Korea
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; wave energy converter; WEC-Sim; validation testing; open-source code; wave tank testing

Citation Formats

Ruehl, Kelley, Michelen, Carlos, Bosma, Bret, and Yu, Yi-Hsiang. WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1115/OMAE2016-54986.
Ruehl, Kelley, Michelen, Carlos, Bosma, Bret, & Yu, Yi-Hsiang. WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments. United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2016-54986.
Ruehl, Kelley, Michelen, Carlos, Bosma, Bret, and Yu, Yi-Hsiang. 2016. "WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments". United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2016-54986.
@article{osti_1335570,
title = {WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments},
author = {Ruehl, Kelley and Michelen, Carlos and Bosma, Bret and Yu, Yi-Hsiang},
abstractNote = {The Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim) is an open-source code jointly developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is used to model wave energy converters subjected to operational and extreme waves. In order for the WEC-Sim code to be beneficial to the wave energy community, code verification and physical model validation is necessary. This paper describes numerical modeling of the wave tank testing for the 1:33-scale experimental testing of the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter. The comparison between WEC-Sim and the Phase 1 experimental data set serves as code validation. This paper is a follow-up to the WEC-Sim paper on experimental testing, and describes the WEC-Sim numerical simulations for the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter.},
doi = {10.1115/OMAE2016-54986},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 6
}

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