Direct Drive Wave Energy Buoy
The most prudent path to a full-scale design, build and deployment of a wave energy conversion (WEC) system involves establishment of validated numerical models using physical experiments in a methodical scaling program. This Project provides essential additional rounds of wave tank testing at 1:33 scale and ocean/bay testing at a 1:7 scale, necessary to validate numerical modeling that is essential to a utility-scale WEC design and associated certification.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE; USDOE EE Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies (EE-2B)
- Contributing Orgs:
- Ershigs Inc. Garrad Hassan NNMREC Oregon State University Sound & Sea Technology Sound Ocean Systems The Glosten Associates University of Washington
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER numerical modeling; wave energy converter; Froude scaled; wave tank; sea trials; AWAC; metocean conditions; JONSWAP; OrcaFlex; ANSYS AQWA; Relative Capture Width; load analysis
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