Design Load Analysis for Wave Energy Converters: Paper No. OMAE2018-78178

Jennifer van Rij, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Ryan Coe

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Abstract

This study demonstrates a systematic methodology for establishing the design loads of a wave energy converter. 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 wave energy converter, loads, and site conditions considered, this study demonstrates an efficient and accurate methodology of evaluating the design loads.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
CityMadrid, Spain
Period17/06/1822/06/18

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-71213 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-72833

Keywords

  • design loads
  • extreme condition modeling
  • wave energy converters

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