Wave and current generation to specified requirements (e.g. site specific wave generation)
Testing of scaled-model
Hydrodynamic performance of the device in a range of conditions.
Limited survival (based on scale).
Production of the power map of the device.
Pressure and force measurements on device structural componenets (e.g. mooring behaviour)
Validation of pre-completed numerical models.
Data acquisition and analysis
Assessment of Tidal Energy Converters
Assessment of Wave Energy Converters
Stability of Port Breakwaters
Overtopping at port breakwaters, sea dikes, seawall
Shore defence structure effiency
Hydrodynamic response of marine structures (wave energy devices, harbour dike, rubble-mound breakwaters, geo-containers).
Analysis of wave energy conversion systems and design.
Large scale evaluation of the potential energy of the sea, identification of exploitable areas and assessment of the interaction with waves, currents, sediment transport and dispersion of pollutants and morphy dynamics (by means of numerical simulations).
Evaluation of the interaction between renewable energy devices - waves and dyanmics of the moorings in the area next to the structure, multi-scale interaction (i.e. turbulence) and non-linearity, which cannot be simulated with numerical models.