Project

Combined hydrodynamic modeling of near and far field wake effects for optimal design of farms of wave energy converters

Acronym
G029114
Duration
01 January 2014 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
wave energy CFD
 
Project description

For a cost-effective extraction of ocean wave energy, wave energy convertors (WECs) are arranged in farms. The interaction between different WECs and their environmental impact will be assessed by embedding accurate, yet costly numerical models for near field WEC-wave interactions in less demanding numerical models for far field wave effects. The resulting methodology is used to optimize GEC-farm layouts.