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Title: WEC3: Wave Energy Converter Code Comparison Project: Preprint

Abstract

This paper describes the recently launched Wave Energy Converter Code Comparison (WEC3) project and present preliminary results from this effort. The objectives of WEC3 are to verify and validate numerical modelling tools that have been developed specifically to simulate wave energy conversion devices and to inform the upcoming IEA OES Annex VI Ocean Energy Modelling Verification and Validation project. WEC3 is divided into two phases. Phase 1 consists of a code-to-code verification and Phase II entails code-to-experiment validation. WEC3 focuses on mid-fidelity codes that simulate WECs using time-domain multibody dynamics methods to model device motions and hydrodynamic coefficients to model hydrodynamic forces. Consequently, high-fidelity numerical modelling tools, such as Navier-Stokes computational fluid dynamics simulation, and simple frequency domain modelling tools were not included in the WEC3 project.

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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:
1339352
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-64608
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6-11 September 2015, Nantes, France
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; wave energy converter; multibody dynamics; numerical simulation; code comparison; code validation; code verification

Citation Formats

Combourieu, Adrien, Lawson, Michael, Babarit, Aurelien, Ruehl, Kelley, Roy, Andre, Costello, Ronan, Laporte Weywada, Pauline, and Bailey, Helen. WEC3: Wave Energy Converter Code Comparison Project: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Combourieu, Adrien, Lawson, Michael, Babarit, Aurelien, Ruehl, Kelley, Roy, Andre, Costello, Ronan, Laporte Weywada, Pauline, & Bailey, Helen. WEC3: Wave Energy Converter Code Comparison Project: Preprint. United States.
Combourieu, Adrien, Lawson, Michael, Babarit, Aurelien, Ruehl, Kelley, Roy, Andre, Costello, Ronan, Laporte Weywada, Pauline, and Bailey, Helen. Sun . "WEC3: Wave Energy Converter Code Comparison Project: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339352.
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