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Title: WEC-Sim Array Development and Experimental Comparison Study: Preprint

Abstract

Wave energy is still considered to be an emerging industry, and one significant contribution that researchers are making is to find solutions that reduce costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have contributed to this by creating WEC-Sim, an opensource modeling toolbox, to assist with early design decisions related to the design of wave energy converters (WECs). Previously, studies involving WEC-Sim have focused on single WEC modeling. In this paper, we will conduct a validation study to investigate the accuracy and ability of WEC-Sim to model arrays of WECs. The results from the WEC-Sim array simulations are compared to those from an existing experimental study. In addition, the array model is used to investigate the interaction between the WECs in the array and the influence of array spacing on the WECs' hydrodynamic performance.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]
  1. Oregon State University
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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:
1572264
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-74083
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 1-6 September 2019, Napoli, Italy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; WEC; wave energy converter; simulation

Citation Formats

Mankle, Hannah, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, and DuPont, Bryony. WEC-Sim Array Development and Experimental Comparison Study: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Mankle, Hannah, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, & DuPont, Bryony. WEC-Sim Array Development and Experimental Comparison Study: Preprint. United States.
Mankle, Hannah, Yu, Yi-Hsiang, and DuPont, Bryony. Wed . "WEC-Sim Array Development and Experimental Comparison Study: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1572264.
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abstractNote = {Wave energy is still considered to be an emerging industry, and one significant contribution that researchers are making is to find solutions that reduce costs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have contributed to this by creating WEC-Sim, an opensource modeling toolbox, to assist with early design decisions related to the design of wave energy converters (WECs). Previously, studies involving WEC-Sim have focused on single WEC modeling. In this paper, we will conduct a validation study to investigate the accuracy and ability of WEC-Sim to model arrays of WECs. The results from the WEC-Sim array simulations are compared to those from an existing experimental study. In addition, the array model is used to investigate the interaction between the WECs in the array and the influence of array spacing on the WECs' hydrodynamic performance.},
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