WaveDyn training course

A course designed for new or potential users of WaveDyn who wish to acquire a comprehensive understanding of DNV GL's wave energy modelling tool. WaveDyn provides accurate modelling of the performance of wave energy converter designs.

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    This course is available on request

Additional information
As the industry looks for more rigorously validated methods for calculating design loads for wave energy devices, more rigorous modelling is required. Designers need to be able to simulate their designs under a number of different conditions, including maintenance, sea states (with varying weather, calm to extreme) and normal conditions. Complete load calculations are needed for performance prediction, mechanical design and prototype certification.

WaveDyn is the first fully coupled simulation tool designed for wave energy converters. It allows the user to simulate the performance and loading of a wave energy device. The software includes hydrodynamics calculations and modelling of control and power take-off systems.

Course outline:
The course agenda may be customised to the client’s needs. A typical 4 day course may include:

Day 1

  • Objectives
  • Role of WaveDyn 
  • Waves as an energy resource
  • The state of the wave energy industry 
  • Basic wave theory 
  • Installing WaveDyn
Day 2
  • Numerical modelling in WEC design 
  • Oscillating systems 
  • WaveDyn software
  • WaveDyn validation and commercial use
Day 3
  • Using WaveDyn
  • Advanced modelling techniques
  • Single machine modelling exercise (Workshop)
Day 4
  • WaveDyn practice (Workshop)
  • Post-processing
Who should attend?
Design engineers and research organisations. It is assumed that attendees have an engineering background, but no specific knowledge of WaveDyn or wave energy is required.