Most Likely Extreme Response Analysis of an Ellipsoid Float Wave Energy Converter

Abstract
Input data and heave results (unsteady RANS-VOF overset simulations performed in Star-CCM+) for a float with an ellipsoid geometry. Five extreme sea states were considered, as detailed in the conference paper "Application of the Most Likely Extreme Response Method for Wave Energy Converters" by Quon et al (see resource below). These sea states were extrapolated from conditions near Humboldt Bay, California. Focused waves were generated using the MLER module of the Wave Design Response Toolbox (WDRT) and specified at the inlet boundary conditions. The device was constrained to heave only and a PTO was not modeled.
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DOE Project Name: Wave Energy Converter Modeling
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP 2111401
DOE Project Lead: Alison LaBonte
DOI: 10.15473/1460411
Last Updated: over a year ago
Jun
2016
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Submitted Sep 22, 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, wave, converter, WEC, sea, Humboldt Bay, California, CA, MLER, module, WDRT, design, response, toolbox, inlet, boundary, conditions, ellipsoid, float, extreme, computationlal fluid dynamics, CFD, numerical, modeling, analysis, most, likely, point, absorber, spectral, amplitude, operators, RAOs

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