In order to make an informed decision on which tools to use in Work Package 2 for hydrodynamic analysis of array layouts of ocean energy converters, an assessment of capabilities of available tools has been carried out and is presented in this report both for wave energy converter arrays and tidal energy converter arrays. This includes their abilities (benefits and drawbacks) with regard to modelling of the individual devices, their interactions within the array and the wave and current (as applicable) transformations through the array area.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 608597.
- Wave energy converters
- Ocean energy converters