Development of a numerical modelling tool for combined near field and far field wave transformations using a coupling of potential flow solvers

T. Verbrugghe, P. Troch, A. Kortenhaus, V. Stratigaki, A. P. Engsig-Karup

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Abstract

Wave Energy Converters (WECs) need to be deployed in large numbers in an array layout in order to have a significant power production. Each WEC has an impact on the incoming wave field, diffracting, reflecting and radiating waves. Simulating the wave transformations within and around a WEC farm is complex; it is difficult to simulate both near field and far field effects with a single numerical model, with relatively fast computing times. Within this research a numerical tool is developed to model both near-field and far-field wave transformations caused by WECs. The tool is based on the coupling of a wave-structure interaction solver and a wave propagation model, both based on the potential flow theory. This paper presents the coupling methodology between the two solvers and illustrates the functionality with a proof-of-concept. Additionally, a projection of the further developments of the numerical tool is given. The coupling of the two solvers is a computationally efficient and promising numerical tool to perform simulations on near—and far field surface elevations and kinematics nearby WEC farms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016
EditorsC. Guedes Soares
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages61-68
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138626270
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Oct 24 2016Oct 26 2016

Publication series

NameProgress in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period10/24/1610/26/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Verbrugghe, T., Troch, P., Kortenhaus, A., Stratigaki, V., & Engsig-Karup, A. P. (2016). Development of a numerical modelling tool for combined near field and far field wave transformations using a coupling of potential flow solvers. In C. Guedes Soares (Ed.), Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016 (pp. 61-68). (Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315229256-9