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SNL-SWAN (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore)

On December 2, 2014, in

SNL-SWAN (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore) is an open source wave energy converter (WEC) array simulation tool. The code is a modification of the open source code, SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) developed by TU Delft. The SNL-SWAN code includes the addition of a WEC Module which improves how SWAN accounts for power performance […]

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator)

On June 2, 2014, in

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool. The code is developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK using the multi-body dynamics solver SimMechanics. WEC-Sim has the ability to model devices that are comprised of rigid bodies, power-take-off systems, and mooring systems. Simulations are performed in the time-domain by solving the governing […]

Reference Model Project (RMP)

On December 24, 2013, in

The Reference Model Project (RMP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a partnered effort to develop marine hydrokinetic (MHK) reference models (RMs) for wave energy converters and tidal, ocean, and river current energy converters. The RMP team includes a partnership between DOE; four national laboratories—Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the National Renewable Energy […]

Wind & Water Power Newsletter

On November 19, 2012, in

Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez

Bernadette A. Hernandez-Sanchez is the project lead for the Advanced Materials Program and DOE’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database (MHTDB). The Advanced Materials Program focuses on understanding the properties and performance of materials and coatings being investigated for potential marine hydrokinetic (MHK) and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technologies as well as developing novel anti-biofouling […]

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