The Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim) is an open-source code jointly developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It is used to model wave energy converters subjected to operational and extreme waves. In order for the WEC-Sim code to be beneficial to the wave energy community, code verification and physical model validation is necessary. This paper describes numerical modeling of the wave tank testing for the 1:33-scale experimental testing of the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter. The comparison between WEC-Sim and the Phase 1 experimental data set serves as code validation. This paper is a follow-up to the WEC-Sim paper on experimental testing, and describes the WEC-Sim numerical simulations for the floating oscillating surge wave energy converter.
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WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments
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Ruehl, K, Michelen, C, Bosma, B, & Yu, Y. "WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 6: Ocean Space Utilization; Ocean Renewable Energy. Busan, South Korea. June 19–24, 2016. V006T09A026. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2016-54986
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