Design load analysis for wave energy converters

Jennifer Van Rij, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Ryan G. Coe

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This study demonstrates a systematic methodology for establishing the design loads of a wave energy converter. The proposed design load methodology incorporates existing design guidelines, where they exist, and follows a typical design progression; namely, advancing from many, quick, order-ofmagnitude accurate, conceptual stage design computations to a few, computationally intensive, high-fidelity, design validation simulations. The goal of the study is to streamline and document this process based on quantitative evaluations of the design loads' accuracy at each design step and consideration for the computational efficiency of the entire design process. For the wave energy converter, loads, and site conditions considered, this study demonstrates an efficient and accurate methodology of evaluating the design loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOcean Renewable Energy
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851319
StatePublished - 17 Jun 2018
EventASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE


ConferenceASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018


  • Design loads
  • Extreme condition modeling
  • Wave energy converter


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