Numerical Model Development and Validation for the WECCCOMP Control Competition: Paper No. OMAE2018-78094

Nathan Tom, Kelley Ruehl, Francesco Ferri

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Abstract

This paper details the development and validation of a numerical model of the Wavestar wave energy converter (WEC) developed in WEC-Sim. This numerical model was developed in support of the WEC Control Competition (WECCCOMP), a competition with the objective of maximizing WEC performance over costs through innovative control strategies. WECCCOMP has two stages: numerical implementation of control strategies, and experimental implementation. The work presented in this paper is for support of the numerical implementation, where contestants are provided a WEC-Sim model of the 1:20 scale Wavestar device to develop their control algorithms. This paper details the development of the numerical model in WEC-Sim and of its validation through comparison to experimental data.
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-5000-71003 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-72832

Keywords

  • wave energy
  • Wavestar
  • WECCCOMP

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