Numerical hydrodynamic modelling of a pitching wave energy converter

Bhinder, Majid A. and Rahmati, M. T. and Mingham, Clive G. and Aggidis, George Athanasios (2015) Numerical hydrodynamic modelling of a pitching wave energy converter. European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 24 (4). pp. 129-143.

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Two computational methodologies – computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the numerical modelling using linear potential theory based boundary element method (BEM) are compared against experimental measurements of the motion response of a pitching wave energy converter. CFD is considered as relatively rigorous approach offering nonlinear incorporation of viscous and vortex phenomenon and capturing of the flow turbulence to some extent, whereas numerical approach of the BEM relies upon the linear frequency domain hydrodynamic calculations that can be further used for the time-domain analysis offering robust preliminary design analysis. This paper reports results from both approaches and concludes upon the comparison of numerical and experimental findings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Computational Mechanics
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Computational Mechanics on 13/11/2016, available online:
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 79315
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 May 2016 10:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 02:45

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