The Tool development consists in coupling the numerical models SWAN and COULWAVE, for the wave propagation from offshore to nearshore, and URANS (Unsteady Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes) numerical model OpenFoam for wave-structure interaction, hydrodynamic and aerodynamic of the OWC device. The numerical Integrated Tool is built to support ocean and coastal engineering projects, for implementation of coastal/harbors structures taking in account the real bathymetry and offshore wave climate, wave propagation from offshore to the structure (and inside the OWC device), wave-structure interactions, nonlinear phenomena and interactions between hydrodynamic and aerodynamic of a WEC-OWC.
Partners: Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC)
Funding organization: Science and Technology Foundation (PT)
Main achievements: Experimental data; Validation of the numerical codes in the OWC-WEC case; and the Integrated Tool.