New digital tools and methodologies for design optimisation

Getting as close as possible to the optimal solution in the design phase is critical for significantly reducing the LCOE of a technology. In this session, speakers will share their latest developments in terms of new digital modelling solutions or the need to consider additional aspects in the design phase, such as the specific deployment sites, marine operations (including installation, operations and maintenance) or the life cycle of the energy device.

WEDNESDAY, 19 October 10:00 -11:15 room 4-5

Jesus Maria Blanco, Lecturer
Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain)

Development and application of WEC-Sim v5.0 open-source software
Dominic Forbush, Research and Development Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories (USA)

Practical Implementation of the VALID Hybrid Testing Methodology to increase the reliability of electrical generators in OWC devices
Pablo Ruiz-Minguela, Head of Wave Energy
TECNALIA Research & Innovation (Spain)

Factoring O&M Into the Conceptual Design of the Liftwec Wave Energy Converter
Matt Folley, Senior Research Fellow
Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland)

WaveSAX design and PTO optimization: modelling and sea tests at the port of Civitavecchia
Maximo Peviani, Responsable “Electric Energy from the Sea”
RSE Ricerca sul Sistema Energético (Italy)

OpenFAST for Marine Turbines: Addition of Buoyancy and Added Mass
Hannah Ross, Postdoctoral Researcher
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)

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