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Pelamis Wave Power Ltd

Simulation and Modelling Summary


  • Project Lead

    Quoceant Ltd

  • Author

    Quoceant Ltd

  • Date

    April 2016

The PELs suite of simulation programs was continuously developed by PWP over the 17 year lifetime of the project. The programs use a variety of formulations adaptable to the task at hand, with respect to the computational effort and levels of detail required for modelling rigid bodies connected by a controlled joint. 

This report discusses the following topics:

  • Significant and unforeseen findings
  • Approaches to PELS verification studies
  • Experimental validation studies
  • Full scale validation studies
  • Power comparisons
  • Summary of experience from full scale testing of Pelamis P2 machines

Tank testing was used to validate the models, and this is covered in the Tank Testing section of this project.

A main summary report as well as supplementary reports are available to download here

  • PELs Overview & Critique
  • PELs Executables and Knowledge Transfer 
  • Tank Testing
  • Simulation and Modelling Recommendations
  • 7th Scale Model Testing

 

Additional reports, documents and data files referenced here may not be publicly available.

 

 

 

Project Keywords: Simulation, Modelling, Survival, Power, Testing, Attenuator, Control, Lessons Learnt, Pelamis Wave Power, PTO

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