Design of a Physical Point-Absorbing WEC Model on which Multiple Control Strategies will be Tested at Large Scale in the MASK Basin 2018-07-30T21:56:01+00:00

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Category Energy Efficiency, Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK), Renewable Energy, Water Power, Wave Energy
Tags SAND2015-4207C
author Bull, Diana; Coe, Ryan; Monda, Mark; Dullea, Kevin; Bacelli, Giorgio; Patterson, David
year 2015
report-id SAND2015-4121C
event-name International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
event-location Kona, Hawaii
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A new multi-year effort has been launched by the Department of Energy to
validate the extent to which control strategies can increase the power produced
by resonant wave energy conversion (WEC) devices. This paper describes
the design of a WEC device to be employed by this program in the
development and assessment of WEC control strategies. The operational
principle of the device was selected to provide a test-bed for control strategies,
in which a specific control strategies effectiveness and the parameters
on which its effectiveness depends can be empirically determined. Numerical
design studies were employed to determine the device geometry, so
as to maximize testing opportunities in the Maneuvering and Seakeeping
(MASK) Basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Centers David Taylor Model
Basin. Details on the physical model including specific components and
model fabrication methodologies are presented. Finally the quantities to be
measured and the mechanisms of measurement are listed.