The experiment will utilise HPC facilities to simulate all key aspects of a multibody CCell wave energy device. In addition, the experiment will support work to explore the structural design and integrity of composite materials, which are being used for the first time in a commercial wave energy device.
The outputs from this project include a software platform to enable the optimisation of marine structures through the use of HPC clusters. This system will analyse the fully-nonlinear wave structure interactions and the stresses within the composite or steel structure. Through successive optimisation, the structural design will be enhanced according to a range of criteria given by the user.