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Wave Energy 

 Controls
[Report]
(484KB PDF)
“Optimal Resistive Control Strategy for a Floating OWC Device”
D. Bull, E. Johnson
EWTEC 2013
July 2013
Aalborg, Denmark
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 Resource Assessment

 Environmental Effects

 Numerical Modeling
[Report]
(893KB PDF)
“Development of SNL-SWAN a Validated Wave Energy Converter Array Modeling Tool”
K. Ruehl, J. Roberts, A. Posner, A. Porter
EWTEC 2013
September 2013
Aalborg, Denmark
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[Report]
(3672KB PDF)
“Electromechanical Emulation of Hydrokinetic Generator for Renewable Energy Research”
J. Neely, K. Ruehl, R. Jepsen, J. Roberts, S. Glover, M. Horry, F. White
IEEE OCEANS 2013
September 2013
San Diego, CA
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[Report]
(478KB PDF)
“Wave Energy Converter Design Tool for Point Absorbers with Arbitrary Device Geometry”
K. Ruehl, R. Paasch, TKA Brekken, B. Bosma
ISOPE 2013
June 2013
Anchorage, AK
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[Report]
(1672KB PDF)
“Methodology for creating nonaxisymmetric WEC to screen mooring designs using a Morison Equation approach”
D. Bull, P. Jacob
IEEE Oceans 2012
October 2012
Virginia Beach, VA
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[Report]
(319KB PDF)
“Wave Energy Development Roadmap: Design to Commercialization”
K. Ruehl, D. Bull
IEEE Oceans 2012
August 2012
Virginia Beach, VA
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 Measurements & Facilities

 Materials & Coatings
[Report]
(862KB PDF)
“Technological Cost-Reduction Pathways for Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters in the Marine Hydrokinetic Environment”
D. Bull, M. Ochs, D. Laird, B. Boren, R. Jepsen
September 2013
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[Report]
(1006KB PDF)
“Technological Cost-Reduction Pathways for Attenuator Wave Energy Converters in the Marine Hydrokinetic Environment”
D. Bull, M. Ochs
September 2013
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[Report]
(1134KB PDF)
“Technological Cost-Reduction Pathways for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in the Marine Hydrokinetic Environment”
D. Bull, M. Ochs
September 2013
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[Report]
(319KB PDF)
“Wave Energy Development Roadmap: Design to Commercialization”
K. Ruehl, D. Bull
IEEE Oceans 2012
August 2012
Virginia Beach, VA
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Reference Model 3, 5, & 6

  Reference Model 3
[Report]
(1926KB PDF)
“Extreme Ocean Wave Conditions for Northern California Wave Energy Conversion Device”
J. Berg
December 2011
Albuquerque, NM
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Reference Model 5

  Reference Model 6
[Report]
(484KB PDF)
“Optimal Resistive Control Strategy for a Floating OWC Device”
D. Bull, E. Johnson
EWTEC 2013
July 2013
Aalborg, Denmark
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[Report]
(1672KB PDF)
“Methodology for creating nonaxisymmetric WEC to screen mooring designs using a Morison Equation approach”
D. Bull, P. Jacob
IEEE Oceans 2012
October 2012
Virginia Beach, VA
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Current Energy
 
 Resource Assessment
[Report]
(1936 KB PDF)
“Performance Evaluation of HYCOM-GOM for Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment in the Florida Strait”
V. Neary, B. Gunawan, A. Ryou
June 2012
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[Report]
(314KB PDF)
“Tidal Energy Site Resource Assessment: Technical Specifications, Best Practices and Case Studies”
V. Neary, B. Polagye, B. Gunawan, K. Haas, J. Colby
6th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference
April 2013
Washington, D.C.
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 Environmental Effects

 Numerical Modeling
[Report]
(1301KB PDF)
“Flow Sensitivity to MHK Energy Generation from Currents Using the SNL-EFDC Model”
J. Roberts, E. Johnson, J. Barco, R. Jepsen, S. Lefantzi
EWTEC 2011
September 2011
Southampton, UK
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[Report]
(894KB PDF)
“Simulating Environmental Changes Due to Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Installations”
S. James, E. Seetho, C. Jones, J. Roberts
OCEANS 2010
August 2010
Seattle, WA
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 Measurements & Facilities
[Presentation]
(480KB PDF)
“Experimental Study of the Effects of Turbulence and Large Coherent Structures on Hydrokinetic Turbines”
V. Neary, L. Chamorro, C. Hill, B. Gunawan, F. Sotiropoulos
HydroVision International
July 2011
Sacramento, CA
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[Presentation]
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“River Inflow Characteristics for Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion”
V. Neary, D. Sale, B. Gunawan
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 2011
San Fransisco, CA
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[Presentation]
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“Turbulence Effects of Axial Flow Hydrokinetic Turbines”
C. Hill, L. Chamorro, V. Neary, B. Gunawan, S. Morton, F. Sotiropoulos
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 2011
San Fransisco, CA
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[Presentation]
(1593KB PDF)
“Accuracy of Spatial and Temporal Averaging of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) Moving Boat Measurements”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary, C. Hill, L. Chamorro
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 2011
San Fransisco, CA
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[Presentation]
(962KB PDF)
“ADV Measurements for Turbulent Inflow Characterization in the East River, New York City”
B. Gunawan, J. Colby, V. Neary
5th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference
April 2012
Washington, D.C.
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[Presentation]
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“ORNL Data Post-Processing Methods for Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Measurement at Marine and Hydrokinetic Sites”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary
HydroVision International
July 2012
Louisville, KY
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[Report]
(4199KB PDF)
“Field Measurements for MHK Site Development: Best Practices Manual”
V. Neary, B. Gunawan, B. Polagye, J. Thomson, M. Richmon, V. Durgesh, M. Muste, A. Fontaine
September 2011
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[Report]
(2006KB PDF)
“ORNL ADCP Post-Procesing Guide and MATLAB Algorithms for MHK Site flow and Turbulence Analysis”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary
September 2011
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“ORNL ADV Post-Processing Guide and MATLAB Algorithms for MHK Site Flow and Turbulence Analysis”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary, J. McNutt
September 2011
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[Report]
(1455KB PDF)
“Experimental Test Plan- DOE Tidal and River Reference Turbines”
V. Neary, C. Hill, L. Chamorro, B. Gunawan, F. Sotiropoulos
August 2012
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[Report]
(540KB PDF)
“Measurement of Velocity Deficit at the Downstream of a 1:10 Axial Hydrokinetic Turbine Model”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary, C. Hill, L. Chamorro
ASCE Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods
August 2012
Snowbird, UT
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[Report]
(616KB PDF)
“Effects of Large Energetic Cortices on Axial-Flow Hydrokinetic Turbines”
B. Gunawan, V. Neary, C. Hill, L. Chamorro
ASCE Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods
August 2012
Snowbird, UT
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[Report]
(524KB PDF)
“US Department of Energy National Lab Activities in Marine Hydrokinetics: Machine Performance Testing”
V. Neary, L. Chamorro, C. Hill, B. Gunawan, F. Sotiropoulos
4th International Conference on Ocean Energy
October 2012
Dublin, Ireland
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[Report]
(410KB PDF)
“Interactions Between Turbulent Open Channel Flow, Power and the Wake of an Axial-Flow Marine Turbine”
L. Chamorro, V. Neary, C. Hill, B. Gunawan, R. Arndt, F. Sotiropoulos
6th Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference
April 2013
Washington, D.C.
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 Materials and Coatings
[Report]
(675KB PDF)
“Externally Bonded FBG Strain Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Marine Hydrokinetic Structures”
M. Schuster, N. Fritz, J. McEntee, T. Graver, M. Rumsey, B. Hernandez-Sanchez, D. Miller, E. Johnson
2nd Marine Energy Technology Symposium
April 2014
Seattle, WA
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 Techno-Economic Assessment
[Report]
(629KB PDF)
“Technological Cost-Reduction Pathways for Axial-Flow Turbines in the Marine Hydrokinetic Environment”
D. Laird, E. Johnson, M. Ochs, B. Boren
September 2013
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 Reference Model 1, 2, & 4

  Reference Model 1
[Report]
(1079KB PDF)
“US Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Activities in Marine Hydrokinetics: Scaled Model Testing of DOE Reference Turbines”
V. Neary, A. Fontaine, P. Bachant, B. Gunawan, M. Wosnik, C. Michelen, R. Meyer, W. Straka
EWTEC 2013
September 2013
Aalborg, Denmark
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[Report]
(317KB XLSX)
“Reference Model 1 Cost Breakdown Structure for Tidal Current Device”
M. Previsic
RE Vision Consulting
August 2012
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[Abstract]
(87KB PDF)
[Report]
(630KB PDF)
“Reference Model 1 Tidal Energy: Resource”
B. Polagye
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
July, 2012
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[Abstract]
(103KB PDF)
[Report]
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“Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine Power-Take-Off Design for Optimal Performance and Low Impact on Cost-of-Energy”
M.J. Beam, B.I. Kline, W. Straka, A.A. Fontaine,
M. Lawson, Y. Li, R. Thresher, M. Previsic
ASME 31st International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OMAE)
June 10-15, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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[Abstract]
(63KB PDF)
[Report]
(1.3MB PDF)
“The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices”
A.E. Copping, S.H. Geerlofs
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
November, 2011
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[Abstract]
(131KB PDF)
[Report]
(8.8MB PDF)
“Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-axis Tidal Current Turbine”
M.J. Lawson, Y. Li, D.C. Sale
ASME 30th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OMAE)
June 19-24, 2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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[Abstract]
(12KB PDF)
[Report]
(677KB PDF)
“Structural Design of a Horizontal-axis Tidal Current Turbine Composite Blade”
G. Bir, M. Lawson, Y. Li
ASME 30th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OMAE)
June 19-24, 2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  Reference Model 2
[Abstract]
(11KB PDF)
[Report]
(676KB PDF)
“Reference Model 2: ‘Rev 0′ Rotor Design”
M. Barone, T. Griffith, J. Berg
November 2011
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[Abstract]
(13KB PDF)
[Report]
(612KB PDF)
“Reference Model MHK Turbine Array Optimization Study within a Generic River System”
E. Johnson, J. Barco, S. James, J. Roberts
November 2011
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[Abstract]
(251KB PDF)
[Report]
(608KB PDF)
“Reference Inflow Characterization for River Resource Reference Model: Reference Model 2 (RM2)”
V. Neary
October, 2011
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[Report]
(304KB XLSX)
“Reference Model 2 Cost Breakdown Structure for River Current Device”
M. Previsic
RE Vision Consulting
August, 2012
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Reference Model 4
Conventional Hydropower
  
Systems Optimization

 Plant of the Future R&D
 

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