Preliminary Verification and Validation of Wec-sim , an Open-source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool

@inproceedings{Ruehl2014PreliminaryVA,
  title={Preliminary Verification and Validation of Wec-sim , an Open-source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool},
  author={Kelley Ruehl and Carlos Michelen},
  year={2014}
}
To promote and support the wave energy industry, a wave energy converter (WEC) design tool, WEC-Sim, is being developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In this paper, the WEC-Sim code is used to model a point absorber WEC designed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s reference model project. Preliminary verification was performed by comparing results of the WEC-Sim simulation through a code-to-code comparison, utilizing the commercial codes ANSYS-AQWA… CONTINUE READING
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