This report provides a description of the modelling techniques used by the AWS Ocean team when seeking to optimise the Archimedes Waveswing™ device in 2007. This early work is referenced as the results of the modelling exercise drove key decisions by AWS Ocean in relation to the Waveswing™ technology at that time. The report also provides a description of a generic modelling tool that has been provided to WES in order to illustrate the techniques used. This modelling tool (XL15-015r1 Example Parametric Model.xlsm) is also available for download.
This report is one of a suite of reports provided to WES and the reader is recommended to read AWS Ocean report to WES number 15-001 AWS Wave Power Development Experience to further understand the context within which this modelling work sits.