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Reference Model Project

Total results: 47
Title Author Date Sort ascending Type of Content Technology Collection Method Device
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 Modeling Hydrodynamics
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
The Effect of Environmental Contour Selection on Expected Wave Energy Converter Response Edwards, S., Coe, R. Journal Article Wave Modeling Power Take Off
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
Experimental Study of a Reference Model Vertical-Axis Cross-Flow Turbine Bachant, P., Wosnik, M., Gunawan, B. Journal Article Current, Cross Flow, Riverine Lab Data, Modeling Hydrodynamics, Performance
Physical and Numerical Modeling of Cross-Flow Turbines Bachant, P. Thesis Current, Cross Flow, Riverine Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Performance, Structural
Evaluation of Electromechanical Systems Dynamically Emulating a Candidate Hydrokinetic Turbine Cavagnaro, R., Neely, J., Fa, F. Journal Article Current, Cross Flow Modeling Performance, Power Take Off
Performance Evaluation, Emulation, and Control of Cross-Flow Hydrokinetic Turbines Cavagnaro, R. Thesis Current, Cross Flow Scale Device Control, Hydrodynamics, Performance, Power Take Off, Structural
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, Cross Flow, Riverine, Tidal Lab Data, Modeling, 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 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, Tidal Lab Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
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
Mooring Design for the Floating Oscillating Water Column Reference Model Brefort, D., Bull, D. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Modeling Hydrodynamics, Mooring
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, Cross Flow, Riverine Lab Data, Full Scale, Scale Device Performance
Preliminary Verification and Validation of WEC-Sim, an Open-Source Wave Energy Converter Design Tool: Preprint 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
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 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
Validation of Theoretical Performance Results using Wave Tank Testing of Heaving Point Absorber Wave Energy Conversion Device working against a Subsea Reaction Plate Previsic, M., Shoele, K., Epler, J. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Lab Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
Methodology for design and economic analysis of marine energy conversion (MEC) technologies Neary, V., Lawson, M., Previsic, M. Conference Paper Current, Wave
Methodology for Design and Economic Analysis of Marine Energy Conversion (MEC) Technologies Neary, V., Previsic, M., Jepsen, R. Report Current, Axial Flow, Cross Flow, Ocean Current, Tidal, Wave, Point Absorber, Oscillating Water Column, Oscillating Wave Surge Lab Data, Full Scale, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Mooring, Performance
Numerical investigation of Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines: methodology development for single turbine and small array simulation, and application to flume and full-scale reference models Mozafari, A. Thesis Current Modeling, Full Scale Hydrodynamics
The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Devices Reference Model #6 Copping, A. , Geerlofs, S., Hanna, L. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Full Scale, Scale Device Hydrodynamics
US Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Activities in Marine Hydrokinetics: Scaled Model Testing of DOE Reference Turbines Neary, V., Fontaine, A., Bachant, P. Conference Paper Current, Cross Flow Lab Data, Scale Device
Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the DOE Reference Model 1 Horizontal Axis Hydrokinetic Turbine Javaherchi, T., Stelzenmuller, N., Aliseda, A. Conference Paper Current Lab Data, Modeling, Scale Device Hydrodynamics, Performance
Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes simulation of the heave performance of a two-body floating-point absorber wave energy system Yu, Y., Li, Y. Journal Article Wave, Point Absorber Modeling Performance, Power Take Off
Optimal Resistive Control Strategy for a Floating OWC Device Bull, D., Johnson, E. Report Wave, Oscillating Water Column Field Data Array Effects, Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine Power-Take-Off Design for Optimal Performance and Low Impact on Cost-of-Energy Beam, M., Kline, B., Elbing, B. Conference Paper Current, Wave Power Take Off
Reference Model #1 – Tidal Energy: Resource Polagye, B. Report Current, Tidal Performance
The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Reference Models #1, #2 and #3 Copping, A. , Geerlofs, S. Report Current, Cross Flow, Riverine, Tidal, Wave, Point Absorber Full Scale, Scale Device Hydrodynamics
Reference Model 2: ‘Rev 0’ Rotor Design Barone, M., Griffith, T., Berg, J. Report Current, Riverine Modeling Performance, Structural
Economic Methodology for the Evaluation of Emerging Renewable Technologies Previsic, M. Report Current, Wave Full Scale
Reference Inflow Characterization for River Resource Reference Model: Reference Model 2 (RM2) Neary, V. Report Current, Riverine Lab Data, Scale Device Hydrodynamics
Development and Verification of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine Lawson, M., Li, Y., Sale, D. Conference Paper Current, Axial Flow, Tidal Modeling Hydrodynamics, Performance
A RANS Simulation of the Heave Response of a Two-Body Floating Point Wave Absorber Yu, Y., Li, Y. Conference Paper Wave, Point Absorber Lab Data, Modeling, Full Scale Hydrodynamics, Performance, Power Take Off
Structural Design of a Horizontal-Axis Tidal Current Turbine Composite Blade Bir, G., Lawson, M., Li, Y. Conference Paper Current, Axial Flow, Tidal Hydrodynamics, Performance, Structural
Extreme Ocean Wave Conditions for Northern California Wave Energy Conversion Device Berg, J. Report Wave, Point Absorber Field Data Mooring