Training content

Module 5 – Hydrodynamics of MRE devices:

  • Floating systems in their environment: Description of the typical floaters (wind turbine, wave power, OTEC) and bottom fixed systems (wind turbine, tidal energy) and environmental conditions for wave, wind and current.
  • The main hypotheses of the experimental or numerical approaches in oceanic engineering: Physical effects; sea state capability for large structures and non-linar effects for low frequencies; wave drift forces for small structures, Morison approach.
  • Design technologies and validation of floating systems: Main rules in design and methodology for static analysis and dynamic behaviour.
  • Physical modelling and the tank tests: Description of test facilities, scale analysis and confinement effects, sensors, measurement and data exploitation, transfer functions, movements and loads.

Specific contribution to MRE

The module “Hydrodynamics of MRE devices” will allow you to specify test series to run in collaboration with the experimental team and promote efficient dialogue with the expert engineering consulting firms for the evaluation of loads on MRE technologies.

Professional skills

At the end of the training you will be able to:

  • define the nature of the hydrodynamic loads to which are submitted the various MRE technologies,
  • understand the choice of numerical models to take these loads into account,
  • communicate with experts to develop a test program for the experimental validation of numerical models,
  • understand the correlation between the numerical simulation of a MRE system and  tests in tank.