Hybrid testing of wave energy converters
Improving development times using virtual modelling
24 May, 2022 – 15:00-16:00 CET
Hybrid testing presents an alternative to the conventional large-scale structural testing process. It has been used in a wide variety of industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, offshore engineering and wind energy, but it is not commonly applied to ocean energy.
Hybrid testing involves physically testing the portions of a device whose behaviour is difficult to model, while modelling/simulating the remaining components of the structure. Thus, it presents the possibility of large-scale testing without having to fabricate large portions of the technology.
The VALID project’s first webinar will provide an overview of hybrid testing and detail its use to date in the automotive industry. Next, we will cover the prospects of using this approach in the wave energy sector, with a clear focus on the virtual (numerical) side.
Hybrid testing and its established use in other industries
Benefits of applying hybrid testing to the ocean energy sector
Co-simulation with a middleware approach
Example of virtual modelling with Corpower's wave energy device
Guenter Lang, Team Leader of Strategic Projects at AVL
Ross Harnden, PhD, Technical Project Manager at Corpower Ocean
Hosted by Aquatera Atlántico
(If you are unable to attend, you can still register and we will send a link to the recording.)