Numerical modelling of near-field and far-field wake effects of a farm of wave energy coverters using irregular short-crested waves and the effect of wind regeneration in time-dependent wave propagation models.

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
park effects sponge layer technique wake effects wave energy WEC-farms wave directionality wave energy converter (WEC) park layout wave propagation model wind regeneration
Project description

Designing a Wave Energy Converters (WECs) park layout requires the study of the interaction between the devices of a 'farm' layout (near-field effects) and the influence of wake effects behind a WEC-park (far-field effects). These park effects will be investigated by means of MILDwave, a numerical wave propagation model, which uses a sponge layer technique in order to simulate absorption and radiation of a converter.