Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Claes Eskilsson

Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University (AAU)

I work with computational hydrodynamics for marine applications and use ABACUS 2.0 to do CFD simulations of wave energy converters that can’t be properly simulated with standard linear diffraction/radiation models. These computations are very computationally expensive so access to HPC is a must. The idea is to use the results from the CFD simulations to build nonlinear static blocks to be added to the faster linear solver, in order to approximately incorporate the highly nonlinear wave overtopping in the linear models.

Photo: Simulation of the WaveDragon wave energy device using OpenFOAMs two-phase RANS solver coupled to an in-house mooring dynamics model.