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Title: Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Preprint

Abstract

This study demonstrates a systematic methodology for establishing the design loads of a wave energy converter (WEC). The proposed design load methodology incorporates existing design guidelines, where they exist, and follows a typical design progression; namely, advancing from many, quick, order-of-magnitude accurate, conceptual stage design computations to a few, computationally intensive, high-fidelity, design validation simulations. The goal of the study is to streamline and document this process based on quantitative evaluations of the design loads' accuracy at each design step and consideration for the computational efficiency of the entire design process. For the WEC, loads, and site conditions considered, this study demonstrates an efficient and accurate methodology of evaluating the design loads.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Laboratories
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:
1478463
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-71213
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering, 17-22 June 2018, Madrid, Spain
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; wave energy converters; design loads; extreme condition modeling

Citation Formats

van Rij, Jennifer A, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, and Coe, Ryan. Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78178.
van Rij, Jennifer A, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, & Coe, Ryan. Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Preprint. United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78178.
van Rij, Jennifer A, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, and Coe, Ryan. Tue . "Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Preprint". United States. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78178. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478463.
@article{osti_1478463,
title = {Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Preprint},
author = {van Rij, Jennifer A and Yu, Yi-Hsiang and Coe, Ryan},
abstractNote = {This study demonstrates a systematic methodology for establishing the design loads of a wave energy converter (WEC). The proposed design load methodology incorporates existing design guidelines, where they exist, and follows a typical design progression; namely, advancing from many, quick, order-of-magnitude accurate, conceptual stage design computations to a few, computationally intensive, high-fidelity, design validation simulations. The goal of the study is to streamline and document this process based on quantitative evaluations of the design loads' accuracy at each design step and consideration for the computational efficiency of the entire design process. For the WEC, loads, and site conditions considered, this study demonstrates an efficient and accurate methodology of evaluating the design loads.},
doi = {10.1115/OMAE2018-78178},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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