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Reference Model

Associated Marine Energy Engineering Documents

Total results: 72
Title Author Date Sort ascending Type of Content Technology Collection Method Application
Optimal control of wave energy converters with non-integer order performance indices: A dynamic programming approach Mahmoodi, K., Razminia, A., Ghassemi, H. Journal Article Wave, Point Absorber Control, Performance
A Decision Support Tool for Long-Term Planning of Marine Operations in Ocean Energy Projects Fonseca, F., Amaral, L., Chainho, P. Journal Article Current, Tidal, Wave
Spectral Control of Wave Energy Converters with Non-Ideal Power Take-off Systems Mérigaud, A., Tona, P. Journal Article Wave, Point Absorber Modeling, Scale Device Control, Power Take Off
Performance and Wake Characterization of a Model Hydrokinetic Turbine: The Reference Model 1 (RM1) Dual Rotor Tidal Energy Converter Hill, C., Neary, V., Guala, M. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine Lab Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
Techno-Economic Modelling of Tidal Energy Converter Arrays in the Tacoma Narrows Topper, M., Olson, S., Roberts, J. Journal Article Current, Tidal Modeling Mooring
Development and Validation of Passive Yaw in the Open-Source WEC-Sim Code Forbush, D., Ruehl, K., Ogden, D. Conference Paper Wave, Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Modeling Hydrodynamics
Survey of the near wake of an axial-flow hydrokinetic turbine in the presence of waves Lust, E., Flack, K., Luznik, L. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Performance
Methodology for creating nonaxisymmetric WECs to screen mooring designs using a Morison Equation approach Bull, D., Jacob, P. Conference Paper Wave, Oscillating Water Column Field Data Hydrodynamics, Mooring, Power Take Off, Structural
Quantification of load uncertainties in the design process of a WEC Atcheson, M., Cruz, J., Martins, T. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Structural
Backward bent-duct buoy or frontward bent-duct buoy? Review, assessment and optimisation Portillo, J., Reis, P., Henriques, J. Journal Article Wave, Oscillating Water Column Modeling Control, Performance, Power Take Off
Survey of the near wake of an axial-flow hydrokinetic turbine in quiescent conditions Lust, E., Flack, K., Luznik, L. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine, Tidal Lab Data Hydrodynamics
Added-mass effects on a horizontal-axis tidal turbine using FAST v8 Murray, R., Thresher, R., Jonkman, J. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine, Tidal Modeling Performance
The Effect of Environmental Contour Selection on Expected Wave Energy Converter Response Edwards, S., Coe, R. Journal Article Wave Modeling Power Take Off
Methodology to Calculate the ACE and HPQ Metrics Used in the Wave Energy Prize Driscoll, F., Weber, J., Jenne, S. Report Wave
The economics of electricity generation from Gulf Stream currents Li, B., de Queiroz, A., DeCarolis, J. Journal Article Current, Ocean Current Field Data, Modeling Hydrodynamics
Experimental and numerical analysis of the performance and wake of a scale–model horizontal axis marine hydrokinetic turbine Javaherchi, T., Stelzenmuller, N., Aliseda, A. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine Lab Data, Modeling, Full Scale, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
Marine Renewable Energy: Resource Characterization and Physical Effects Yang, Z., Copping, A. Book Current, Tidal, Wave
Levelized cost of energy for a Backward Bent Duct Buoy Bull, D., Jenne, D., Smith, C. Journal Article Wave, Oscillating Water Column Modeling Performance, Structural
Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Site Identification and Ranking Methodology Part II: Tidal Energy Kilcher, L., Thresher, R., Tinnesand, H. Report Current, Tidal Field Data Structural
Marine Energy Conversion Technologies: Lowering the Levelized Cost of Energy through Control Systems, Materials Research, and Systems Engineering Kobos, P., Neary, V., Coe, R. Conference Paper Current, Wave Control, Materials
Experimental Study of a Reference Model Vertical-Axis Cross-Flow Turbine Bachant, P., Wosnik, M., Gunawan, B. Journal Article Current, Cross Flow Turbine, Riverine Lab Data, Modeling Hydrodynamics, Performance
Evaluation of Design & Analysis Code, CACTUS, for Predicting Crossflow Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance Wosnik, M., Bachant, P., Neary, V. Report Current, Cross Flow Turbine Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Performance
Levelized cost of energy for marine energy conversion (MEC) technologies Neary, V., Kobos, P., Jenne, D. Conference Paper Current, Wave Modeling
Physical and Numerical Modeling of Cross-Flow Turbines Bachant, P. Thesis Current, Cross Flow Turbine, Riverine Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Performance, Structural
On the short-term uncertainty in performance of a point absorber wave energy converter Manuel, L., Canning, J., Coe, R. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Modeling Performance
Wave Energy Converter Array Optimization: A Review of Current Work and Preliminary Results of a Genetic Algorithm Approach Introducing Cost Factors Sharp, C., DuPont, B. Conference Paper Wave Array Effects
Performance Evaluation, Emulation, and Control of Cross-Flow Hydrokinetic Turbines Cavagnaro, R. Thesis Current, Cross Flow Turbine Scale Device Control, Hydrodynamics, Performance, Power Take Off, Structural
Evaluation of Electromechanical Systems Dynamically Emulating a Candidate Hydrokinetic Turbine Cavagnaro, R., Neely, J., Fa, F. Journal Article Current, Cross Flow Turbine Modeling Performance, Power Take Off
An improved understanding of the natural resonances of moonpools contained within floating rigid-bodies: Theory and application to oscillating water column devices Bull, D. Journal Article Wave, Oscillating Water Column Modeling Array Effects, Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Experimental and numerical analysis of a small array of 45:1 scale horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbines based on the DOE reference model 1 Javaherchi, T., Stelzenmuller, N., Aliseda, A. Conference Paper Current Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
U.S. Department of Energy Reference Model 1 & 2: Experimental Results on Performance & Wake Characteristics Hill, C., Neary, V., Gunawan, B. Conference Paper Current, Axial Flow Turbine, Cross Flow Turbine, Riverine, Tidal Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Performance
Reference model project: Point designs, methodologies, and tools to support open-source MHK R&D Neary, V., LaBonte, A. , Rieks, J. Conference Paper Current, Wave
Performance measurements for a 1:6 scale model of the DOE reference model 2 (RM2) cross-flow hydrokinetic turbine Wosnik, M., Bachant, P., Gunawan, B. Conference Paper Current, Cross Flow Turbine Lab Data, Scale Device Performance
Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis of Marine and Hydrokinetic Reference Models Jenne, D., Yu, Y., Neary, V. Conference Paper Current, Wave Modeling
Experimental Wave Tank Test for Reference Model 3 Floating Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Project Yu, Y., Lawson, M., Li, Y. Report Wave, Point Absorber Lab Data, Full Scale, Scale Device Performance
Reference Model 5: Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter Yu, Y., Jenne, D., Thresher, R. Report Wave, Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Lab Data, Modeling Mooring, Performance, Structural
U.S. Department of Energy Reference Model Program RM1: Experimental Results Hill, C., Neary, V., Gunawan, B. Report Current, Axial Flow Turbine, Tidal Lab Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
Mooring Design for the Floating Oscillating Water Column Reference Model Brefort, D., Bull, D. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Modeling Hydrodynamics, Mooring
Oscillating Water Column Structural Model Copeland, G., Bull, D., Jepsen, R. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Lab Data, Modeling Structural
Experimental Confirmation of Water Column Natural Resonance Migration in a BBDB Device Bull, D., Gunawan, B., Holmes, B. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance, Power Take Off, Structural
Reference Model 6 (RM6): Oscillating Wave Energy Converter Bull, D., Smith, C., Jenne, D. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Optimization and Annual Average Power Predictions of A Backward Bent Duct Buoy Oscillating Water Column Device Using the Wells Turbine Smith, C., Willits, S., Fontaine, A. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Field Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
U.S. Department of Energy Reference Model Program RM2: Experimental Results Hill, C., Neary, V., Gunawan, B. Report Current, Axial Flow Turbine, Cross Flow Turbine, Riverine Lab Data, Full Scale, Scale Device Performance
Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool Ruehl, K., Michelen, C., Kanner, S. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Lab Data, Modeling, Full Scale Hydrodynamics, Mooring, Performance, Power Take Off
Design and Analysis for a Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter Yu, Y., Li, Y., Hallett, K. Conference Paper Wave, Oscillating Water Column Structural
Experimental and numerical studies of blade roughness and fouling on marine current turbine performance Walker, J., Flack, K., Lust, E. Journal Article Current, Axial Flow Turbine Lab Data, Scale Device Performance
The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Wave Energy Devices Reference Model #5 Copping, A. , Geerlofs, S., Hanna, L. Report Wave, Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Full Scale, Scale Device Hydrodynamics
Optimization and Annual Average Power Predictions of A Backward Bent Duct Buoy Oscillating Water Column Device Using the Wells Turbine Smith, C., Bull, D., Willits, S. Conference Paper Wave, Oscillating Water Column Field Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Review of Methods for Modeling Wave Energy Converter Survival in Extreme Sea States Coe, R., Neary, V. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Modeling, Full Scale Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Pneumatic Performance of a Non-Axisymmetric Floating Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Conversion Device in Random Waves Bull, D. Conference Paper Wave, Oscillating Water Column Field Data Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural