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


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: 11 months ago
Data from June, 2016
Submitted Sep 22, 2016


National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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Eliot Quon
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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