Research and Development Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Dominic Forbush

Dominic Forbush has been involved with the Wave Energy Converter Simulator (WEC-Sim) at Sandia National Laboratories since 2017. In addition to developing novel software features including a model of flexible cable and implementation of non-linear excitation calculations, he has used the software to model various laboratory and industry marine devices many fidelity levels, and participated in the wave tank testing of the WaveBot and FOSWEC2 devices. Further, he is involved with the control co-design group at Sandia, and has demonstrated the utility of WEC-Sim for the development of optimal control/PTO designs and has experience translating early-stage WEC concepts into specific power-take-off and controller design parameters.