The Wave Energy Converter Control Competition: Overview: Paper No. OMAE2019-95216

Nathan Tom, Yi-Hsiang Yu, John Ringwood, Francesco Ferri, Kelley Ruehl, Nicols Faedo, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan Coe

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Abstract

Over the past two years, a wave energy converter control systems competition (WECCCOMP) has been in progress, with the objective of comparing different wave energy converter (WEC) control paradigms on a standard benchmark problem. The target system is a point absorber, corresponding to a single float with an absolute reference, of the WaveStar WEC prototype. The system was modelled in WEC-Sim, with the hydrodynamic parameters validated against tank test data. Competitors were asked to design and implement a WEC control system for this model, with performance evaluated across six sea states. The evaluation criteria included a weighted combination of average converted power, peak/average power, and the degree to which the system physical constraints were exploited or temporarily exceeded.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 9 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period9/06/1914/06/19

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-73127 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-75716

Keywords

  • competition
  • wave energy
  • wave energy converter
  • WEC
  • WECCCOMP

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