International Energy Agency Ocean Energy Systems Task 10 Wave Energy Converter Modeling Verification and Validation
Paper in proceedings, 2017
This is the first joint reference paper for the Ocean
Energy Systems (OES) Task 10 Wave Energy Converter modeling
verification and validation group. The group is established
under the OES Energy Technology Network program under the
International Energy Agency. OES was founded in 2001 and
Task 10 was proposed by Bob Thresher (National Renewable
Energy Laboratory) in 2015 and approved by the OES Executive
Committee EXCO in 2016. The kickoff workshop took place in
September 2016, wherein the initial baseline task was defined.
Experience from similar offshore wind validation/verification projects (OC3-OC5 conducted within the International Energy Agency Wind Task 30) ,  showed that a simple test case would help the initial cooperation to present results in a comparable way. A heaving sphere was chosen as the first test case. The team of project participants simulated different numerical experiments, such as heave decay tests and regular and irregular wave cases. The simulation results are presented and discussed in this paper.