International Energy Agency Ocean Energy Systems Task 10 Wave Energy Converter Modeling Verification and Validation
Paper in proceeding, 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) [1], [2] 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.

Task 10

heaving sphere

international cooperation




Wave power

code comparison

numerical model


wave energy



Fabian et al Wendt

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Carl-Erik Janson

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

The European Wave and Tidal Conference EWTEC 2017

IEA OES Task 10 - Wave Energy Modeling Verifications and Validation

Swedish Energy Agency (44423-1), 2017-05-16 -- 2019-06-30.

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