Hydrodynamics for Marine Energy applications

Marine energy is an important source of renewable energy around the world. HydrOcean provides services in connection with the École Centrale Nantes, in order to evaluate and optimize the systems related to the energy of waves and currents.
Our design aid devices specific to marine energy are fast and reliable and represent an economic alternative to tests in the wave tank or at sea.

Evaluation and optimization of hydrodynamic performance
Simulation of simple to complex devices in a current or in waves, for nominal operating configuration.

Current and Wave coefficients
Calculations ofcurrent and wave loads on the device, including all components (diffraction, radiation, viscous forces and damping) in the same formulation, includingor not mooring, free motion ...

Survivability
Calculations of extreme loads on hydrodynamic devices : extreme wave impact ...

Prediction from wave or current to wire
Determination of the power matrix of wave or current ecovery system, calculation of annual production on a defined location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of projects

Find out about some of the projects carried out...

Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america


Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america

Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america