COER Hydrodynamic Modeling Competition: Modeling the Dynamic Response of a Floating Body Using the WEC-Sim and FAST Simulation Tools

Michael Lawson, Braulio Barahona Garzon, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Carlos Michelen, Fabian Wendt

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Abstract

The Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at the University of Maynooth in Ireland organized a hydrodynamic modeling competition in conjunction with OMAE2015. Researchers were challenged to predict the dynamic response of a floating rigid-body device that was experimentally tested in a series of wave-tank tests. Specifically, COER set up a blind competition, where the device specifications and test conditions were released, but the experimental results were kept private until all competition participants submitted their numerical simulation results. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories entered the competition and modeled the experimental device using both the WEC-Sim and FAST numerical modeling tools. This paper describes the numerical methods used to model the device and presents the numerical modeling results. The numerical results are also compared to the experimental results provided by COER at the completion of the competition.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015 - St. John's, Canada
Duration: 31 May 20155 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015
Country/TerritoryCanada
CitySt. John's
Period31/05/155/06/15

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-63594 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-65644

Keywords

  • Center for Ocean Energy Research
  • COER
  • fast
  • floating body
  • hydrodynamic modeling
  • NREL
  • WEC-Sim

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