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Marine Energy Converter Modeling for Navy Applications
Our overarching goal was to exercise our resulting product in micro-siting the UW-Applied Physics Laboratory tidal turbine array for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command-sponsored deployment of Device 1 at PNNLs Marine Science Laboratory site in the coming months; and tovalidate it modeled performance against that of the deployed turbine. Overall, we accomplished our major goals, including our overarching goal of a proof-of-concept, standalone application capable of micro-siting the NAVFAC turbine deployment at PNNLs Sequim Bay site. We await the turbine deployment (scheduled for later this year) to evaluate the performance MEC Modeling Toolbox performance estimates. Major challenges in the integration of this baseline model came in the structure of the data, which required conversion to cartesian coordinates and referencing to the local bathymetry, intelligent interpolation, and validation against existing acoustic doppler current profiler surveys taken in preparation ofupcoming DOE and NAVFAC-funded research.
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