Laboratory Experiments for Highly Nonlinear WEC-Wave Conditions


This document describes the experiments carried out in December 2019 and February-March 2020 in the Directional Wave Basin at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, Oregon State University. Regular and irregular waves were generated in the absence and presence of a WEC, including regular and irregular waves using different wave generation and control strategies, emphasizing nonlinear wave conditions and nonlinear PTO control. Results of standard linear and 2nd-order wave generation are compared with results of a newly developed fully nonlinear wave generation technique using the Nonlinear Schrodinger (NLS) equation.

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DOE Project Name: Advanced Laboratory and Field Arrays (ALFA) for Marine Energy and Lab Collaboration Project (LCP)
DOE Project Number: EE0006816
DOE Project Lead: Yana Shininger
Last Updated: 10 months ago
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Submitted Aug 5, 2020


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Bryson Robertson
Oregon State University
Ted Brekken
Oregon State University
Tuba Ozkan-Haller
Oregon State University
Solomon Yim
Oregon State University
Pedro Lomonaco
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Bret Bosma
Oregon State University
Jim Thompson
University of Washington
Nasim Adami
Oregon State University
Ali Mohtat
Oregon State University


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