The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Labs (SNL) are organizing a free two-day course on the use of an open-source wave energy converter simulator WEC-Sim.
The course will be held on March 8-9, 2016, at Oregon State University. The organizes have also set up a webinar for those unable to attend the event.
WEC-Sim, developed by NREL and SNL and funded by US Department of Energy, aims to aid device manufacturers, project developers, and other interested parties to analyze and optimize proof-of-concept and prototype wave energy conversion (WEC) devices.
The simulation tool has the ability to model devices that are comprised of rigid bodies, power-take-off systems, and mooring systems.