Project

Detailed hydrodynamic modeling of wave energy converters in the near field and the coupling methodology for improving the accuracy of far field simulations

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
coupled model wave energy CFD wave structure interaction
 
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 coupling accurate, yet costly numerical models for near field WEC-wave interactions with less demanding numerical models for far field wave effects. Physical model tests will be used to validate the results.