International Energy Agency Ocean Energy Systems Task 10 Wave Energy Converter Modeling Verification and Validation: Preprint

Fabian Wendt, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kim Nielsen, Kelley Ruehl, Tim Bunnik, Imanol Touzon, Bo Nam, Jeong Kim, Carl Janson, Ken-Robert Jakobsen, Sarah Crowley, Luis Vega, Krishnakimar Rajagopalan, Thomas Mathai, Deborah Greaves, Edward Ransley, Paul Lamont-Kane, Wanan Sheng, Ronan Costello, Ben KennedySarah Thomas, Pilar Heras, Harry Bingham, Adi Kurniawan, Morten Kramer, David Ogden, Samuel Girardin, Aurelien Babarit, Pierre-Yves Wuillaume, Dean Steinke, Andre Roy, Scott Beatty, Paul Schofield, Kyong-Hwan Kim, Johan Jansson, Johan Hoffman

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This is the first joint reference paper for the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Task 10 Wave Energy Converter modeling verification and validation group. The group is established under the OES Energy Technology Network program under the International Energy Agency. OES was founded in 2001 and Task 10 was proposed by Bob Thresher (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) in 2015 and approved by the OES Executive Committee EXCO in 2016. The kickoff workshop took place in September 2016, wherein the initial baseline task was defined. Experience from similar offshore wind validation/verification projects (OC3-OC5 conducted within the International Energy Agency Wind Task 30) [1], [2] showed that a simple test case would help the initial cooperation to present results in a comparable way. A heaving sphere was chosen as the first test case. The team of project participants simulated different numerical experiments, such as heave decay tests and regular and irregular wave cases. The simulation results are presented and discussed in this paper.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2017
EventEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 27 Aug 20172 Sep 2017


ConferenceEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
CityCork, Ireland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-68465


  • BEM
  • CFD
  • code comparison
  • heaving sphere
  • IEA, OES
  • international cooperation
  • numerical models
  • Task 10
  • validation
  • verification
  • wave energy
  • wave power


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