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.
DOE Project Number: FY17 AOP 02010101401
DOE Project Lead: William McShane
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Submitted Mar 22, 2019
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