2D coupled CFD Model of an oscillating water column using Proteus

Richards, B. and Dimakopoulos, A. and Thies, P. and Oterkus, S. and Bruce, T. and Kees, C. (2019) 2D coupled CFD Model of an oscillating water column using Proteus. In: International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy 2019, 29-30 August 2019, Glasgow, UK.

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Floating Oscillating Water Columns (OWC) are one of many potential Renewable Energy Devices under consideration as part of the global drive towards clean energy sources. In order to reach deployment, these devices first exist in the form of computational models. These models allow the devices to be tested under a range of conditions and mooring configurations. However, the design of systems often fails to account for the moorings at an early stage, which can result in disappointing performance at later stages of design and deployment. In this study, Proteus is used to produce a 2D model of an OWC that demonstrates its effectiveness as a tool for modelling floating marine structures. The model solves the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes equations in the fluid domain, using a Volume of Fluid-Level Set approach for defining the air-water interface. Proteus is coupled with the Chrono library to solve the rigid body motions, and the response of the mooring lines. The model is validated against both experimental and other computational models. The effect of a mooring system is shown on the water column response. This study provides a launch pad for more complex studies. Proteus has 3D modelling capabilities, and as a result, 3D OWC, other wave energy devices and floating wind turbines are all potential devices that Proteus has the capability to recreate in high fidelity models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 4th International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy
Subjects: Maritime > General
Divisions: Maritime
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 13:16
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1387

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