The main function calculates the power output and the levelised cost of energy from a submerged cylindrical three-tether wave energy converter. The code is used as an objective function for the shape optimisation study.
The results are reported in:
Sergiienko, N.Y., Neshat, M., da Silva, L.S., Alexander, B. and Wagner, M., 2020. Design optimisation of a multi-mode wave energy converter. arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.08966.
The fluid/structure interaction of a cylindrical buoy is modeled based on:
Jiang, S., Gou, Y., Teng, B., & Ning, D. (2014). Analytical solution of a wave diffraction problem on a submerged cylinder. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 140(1), 225-232.
Jiang, S.-c., Gou, Y., & Teng, B. (2014). Water wave radiation problem by a submerged cylinder. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 140(5), 06014003.
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 spectral-domain modeling is explained in:
Silva, L., Sergiienko, N., Pesce, C., Ding, B., Cazzolato, B. and Morishita, H., 2020. Stochastic analysis of nonlinear wave energy converters via statistical linearization. Applied Ocean Research, 95, p.102023.
The calculation of LCOE is taken from:
De Andres, A., Maillet, J. e. r., Hals Todalshaug, J. o. r., Moller, P., Bould, D., & Jeffrey, H. (2016). Techno-Economic Related Metrics for a Wave Energy Converters Feasibility Assessment. Sustainability, 8(11), 1109.
Nataliia Sergiienko (2021). Three-tether wave energy converter - simulation tool (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/74424-three-tether-wave-energy-converter-simulation-tool), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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