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Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Array Simulator

version 1.0.2 (9.45 MB) by Nataliia Sergiienko
WECs-MS is an open-source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool. The code is expanded in MATLAB


Updated 05 Feb 2020

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The main function calculates the power output from the array of three-tether wave energy converters (WEC).
The results are reported in:
Neshat, Mehdi, et al. "A new insight into the Position Optimization of Wave Energy Converters by a Hybrid Local Search." arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.09599 (2019).
Neshat, Mehdi, et al. "A Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm Framework for Optimising Power Take Off and Placements of Wave Energy Converters." arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.07043 (2019).
Calculation routine:
The hydrodynamic interaction of submerged spherical buoys is modeled based on:
Wu, G. X. "The interaction of water waves with a group of submerged spheres." Applied Ocean Research 17.3 (1995): 165-184.
The dynamic behaviour of the three-tether WEC is modeled based on:
Scruggs, J. T., et al. "Optimal causal control of a wave energy converter in a random sea." Applied Ocean Research 42 (2013): 1-15.
The power output of the wave array is calculated using methodology explained in:
Flavia, F. F., et al. “On the numerical modelling and optimisation of a bottom-referenced heave-buoy array of wave energy converters”. International Journal of Marine Energy 19 (2017): 1-15.

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Nataliia Sergiienko (2020). Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Array Simulator (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Introduced the interaction distance threshold (the hydrodynamic interaction between two buoys is neglected if KR > 100).


Deleted unnecessary files

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with any release
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