Mathematical models are essential for the effective design of wave energy converters and hence for the achievement of economic viability and industrial feasibility. Despite the fact that the wave energy field is at least 45 years old, there is still a clear lack of standardization of modeling techniques and a large amount of room for increasing confidence in hydrodynamic models. The Collaborative Computational Project in Wave–Structure Interaction (CCP-WSI) project aims to define a level playing field of comparison for a plurality of models, evaluating their performance. This paper implements a computationally convenient approach to represent nonlinear Froude-Krylov forces, along with the inclusion of nonlinear kinematics.
Accurate and reliable mathematical models are imperative in modern offshore renewable and ocean engineering applications, in order to reduce margins of uncertainty that are currently affecting every stage of the design process. On the one hand, a trustworthy prediction of structural loads is essential to ensure the safety of personnel and/or components, while avoiding oversizing the structure and excessive safety coefficients. On the other hand, in wave energy applications, the effectiveness, and hence the economic viability of the device, strongly depend on the representativeness of the mathematical model (Giorgi and Ringwood, 2018f; Ringwood et al., 2018).
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