Wave and tidal energy, floating wind

Dynamic Systems Analysis has provided a range of services to marine renewable energy projects. We have worked with wave and tidal energy developers to create numerical models in ProteusDS since 2006. To date, we have advised our clients on how environmental conditions, operations, installation methods, and numerous other factors will affect their platforms, wave energy devices, mooring systems and operations.

A core benefit of working with DSA in the nascent tidal and wave industries is that DSA’s core modelling and prediction software ProteusDS can be modified to meet the needs of the client. In addition, at the conclusion of the project, our client can run their own simulations on a supported software platform using models validated by DSA, which reduces the client’s consultancy fees.

 

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  • Wave Energy

    It is important to include the effects of current, wave, and dynamic platform motion into a high fidelity time domain numerical analysis software, like ProteusDS to properly assess the structure.

    Key ProteusDS software features for wave energy:

    • Finite-element mooring line model
    • Multi-body hydrodynamics
    • Articulated body algorithm for efficient joint simulation (e.g. revolute, prismatic, spherical)
    • Multi-component mooring lines (e.g. chain with wire rope, synthetic rope with nylon stretcher)
    • Custom bathymetry with mooring and seabed contact effects
    • 3D pre and post processing visualization
    • Nonlinear joint loading (e.g. endstops, friction)
    • Nonlinear buoyancy and Froude-Krylov / wave excitation effects
    • Nonlinear combined wind, wave, and current loading based on discretized mesh
    • Wave radiation/diffraction effects via database from WAMIT/ShipMo3D or similar BEM hydrodynamic software
    • PTO model and custom control with Matlab via DLL
    • Power umbilical modeling
    • Wind loadingsurf_power1
    • Integrated documentation and professional support

    Services

    • Mooring analysis 
    • Concept studies Cable lay and route selection 
    • Umbilical loading 
    • Anchoring 
    • Seabed slope and exclusion zone analysis 
    • Gravity foundation stability 
    • Structural analysis 
    • Installation analysis 
    • Supervision and observation of tank testing 
    • Hydrodynamic modeling 
    • Multi-body dynamics 
  • Tidal Energy

    Large scale tidal power generation deveices are developed to capture maximum tidal energy while ensuring the device is easily maintained, stable and survivable

    It is important to include the effects of current, wave, and dynamic platform motion into a high fidelity time domain numerical analysis software, like ProteusDS to properly assess the structure.

    Key ProteusDS features

    • Finite-element mooring line model
    • Spatially varying current effects
    • Custom bathymetry with mooring interaction
    • 3D pre and post processing visualization
    • Configurable turbine model with gyroscopic effects
    • Turbine control modes: TSR, power output, speed
    • Wind, wave and current loading
    • Hydrofoil / foil feature for lift effects
    • Forward speed wave radiation and diffracation
    • Optional nonlinear buoyancy and Froude Krylov effects

    Services

    • Mooring analysis 
    • Concept studies 
    • Cable lay and route selection 
    • Umbilical loading 
    • Anchoring 
    • Seabed slope and exclusion zone analysis 
    • Gravity foundation stability 
    • Structural analysis 
    • Installation analysis 
    • Assessment on the effect of turbulence on structure fatigue 
    • Supervision and observation of tank testing 
    • Hydrodynamic modelling 
    • Multi-body dynamics 
    • Turbine numerical modelling 

     

     

It is important to include the effects of current, wave, and dynamic platform motion into a high fidelity time domain numerical analysis software, like ProteusDS to properly assess the structure.

Key ProteusDS software features for wave energy:

  • Finite-element mooring line model
  • Multi-body hydrodynamics
  • Articulated body algorithm for efficient joint simulation (e.g. revolute, prismatic, spherical)
  • Multi-component mooring lines (e.g. chain with wire rope, synthetic rope with nylon stretcher)
  • Custom bathymetry with mooring and seabed contact effects
  • 3D pre and post processing visualization
  • Nonlinear joint loading (e.g. endstops, friction)
  • Nonlinear buoyancy and Froude-Krylov / wave excitation effects
  • Nonlinear combined wind, wave, and current loading based on discretized mesh
  • Wave radiation/diffraction effects via database from WAMIT/ShipMo3D or similar BEM hydrodynamic software
  • PTO model and custom control with Matlab via DLL
  • Power umbilical modeling
  • Wind loadingsurf_power1
  • Integrated documentation and professional support

Services

  • Mooring analysis 
  • Concept studies Cable lay and route selection 
  • Umbilical loading 
  • Anchoring 
  • Seabed slope and exclusion zone analysis 
  • Gravity foundation stability 
  • Structural analysis 
  • Installation analysis 
  • Supervision and observation of tank testing 
  • Hydrodynamic modeling 
  • Multi-body dynamics 

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