WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments: Paper No. OMAE2016-54986

Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kelley Ruehl, Carlos Michelen, Bret Bosma

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Abstract

The Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim) is an open-source code jointly developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is used to model wave energy converters subjected to operational and extreme waves. In order for the WEC-Sim code to be beneficial to the wave energy community, code verification and physical model validation is necessary. This paper describes numerical modeling of the wave tank testing for the 1:33-scale experimental testing of the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter. The comparison between WEC-Sim and the Phase 1 experimental data set serves as code validation. This paper is a follow-up to the WEC-Sim paper on experimental testing, and describes the WEC-Sim numerical simulations for the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Busan, South Korea
Duration: 19 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
CityBusan, South Korea
Period19/06/1624/06/16

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-65836 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-67552

Keywords

  • open-source code
  • validation testing
  • wave energy converter
  • wave tank testing
  • WEC-Sim

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