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Article Computationally Efficient Simulation of Floating Dual-Body Point Absorber
Author(s) Aengus Connolly, Gerard O’Mahony, Aonghus O’Connor (ICOE 2018)
Tags Numerical simulation, Renewable energy, Computationally Efficient, Flexcom
Type Papers
File paper-angus-connolly.pdf

This paper describes a computationally efficient numerical simulation methodology which may be used to model wave energy converters in power-production mode with high levels of accuracy. The technique combines a linear, boundary element model of the hydrodynamic forces, with a non-linear finite element simulation of the structural response. Verification of the methodology centres on a floating point absorber which was designed by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of their reference model project.

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