Experimental Testing of a Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter at Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory


In order to generate a public data set that can be used to validate Wave Energy Converter (WEC) numerical codes, such as WEC-Sim, Sandia National Laboratories led an experimental testing campaign of a 1:33 scale Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter (FOSWEC) in the Directional Wave Basin at Oregon State University's Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Testing was performed in two phases; Phase 1 testing was completed in November - December 2015, and Phase 2 testing was completed in May - June 2016. This experimental testing report details the selection and design of a FOSWEC, experimental setup and tests, and overview of the resulting dataset from Phase 1 and Phase 2 testing.

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DOE Project Name: WEC Modeling
DOE Project Number: FY17 AOP 02010101401
DOE Project Lead: William McShane
DOI: 10.15473/1508364
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from June, 2016
Submitted Mar 22, 2019


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Kelley Ruehl
Sandia National Laboratories
Dominic Forbush
Sandia National Laboratories
Pedro Lomonaco
Oregon State University
Bret Bosma
Oregon State University
Asher Simmons
Oregon State University
Budi Gunawan
Sandia National Laboratories
Giorgio Bacelli
Sandia National Laboratories
Carlos Michelen
Sandia National Laboratories


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, wave energy, wec, foswec, wave tank, experiment, lab test, hinsdale, directional wave basin, test, data, oscillating, wave, surge, converter, Sandia, oscillation, experimental


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