Wave energy converter modeling in the time domain: A design guide

Bret Bosma, Ted K.A. Brekken, Tuba Ozkan-Haller, and Solomon Yim – First IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), August 2013


As the ocean wave energy field continues to mature, developers need a generic modeling methodology to test their designs before building prototypes. A design methodology for a first-pass time-domain simulation is a goal of this work. Built on results from the frequency domain analysis, the general procedure for obtaining time domain results is presented. Wave energy researchers and developers can use this design guide as a step in the process of obtaining a cost of energy estimate for their device. Promoting the development of wave energy converters by providing a sound modeling methodology is an aim of this research.



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