Numerical hydrodynamic modelling of a pitching wave energy converter

Bhinder, Majid A., Rahmati, Mohammad, Mingham, C.G. and Aggidis, G. A. (2015) Numerical hydrodynamic modelling of a pitching wave energy converter. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 24 (4). pp. 129-143. ISSN 1779-7179

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17797179.2015.1096228

Abstract

Two computational methodologies – computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the numerical modelling using linear potential theory based boundary element method (BEM) are compared against experimental measurements of the motion response of a pitching wave energy converter. CFD is considered as relatively rigorous approach offering non-linear incorporation of viscous and vortex phenomenon and capturing of the flow turbulence to some extent, whereas numerical approach of the BEM relies upon the linear frequency domain hydrodynamic calculations that can be further used for the time-domain analysis offering robust preliminary design analysis. This paper reports results from both approaches and concludes upon the comparison of numerical and experimental findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: WEC, numerical modelling, CFD, AQWA, wave energy converter, pitching, hydrodynamic, FLOW-3D
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 15:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42322

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