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€1M PROJECT TO SHOWCASE ECONOMIC VALUE OF OCEAN ENERGY IN EUROPE
25 March / 2021
jUMP project provides catalogues of underwater recordings.
23 March / 2021
Blue-GIFT: 3rd call deadline extension.
17 March / 2021
SafeWAVE addressing environmental concerns of wave energy technologies
24 February / 2021
Wavepiston installs a wave energy converter at PLOCAN’s test site
14 January / 2021
Kraken, a new robotic arm for offshore operations
06 January / 2021
WESE project launches environmental monitoring activities around a wave energy converter in Peniche (Portugal)
22 December / 2020
Blue-GIFT opens third call to test marine renewable energy technology in real sea environments
09 December / 2020
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Reports

Market Study on Ocean Energy
Wave Energy Pico Plant (only portuguese version)
Ocean Energy in Insular Conditions
The State of Knowledge for Environmental Effects
Licensing Guidance for Marine Renewable Energy Projects in Portugal
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Scientific Papers

2021
Journal Publications
Pereira, F. S., Eça, L., Vaz, G., & Girimaji, S. S. Toward Predictive RANS and SRS Computations of Turbulent External Flows of Practical Interest." Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. Springer Netherlands. 2021. 

Lopes, R., Eça, L., Vaz, G., & Kerkvliet, M. "Assessing Numerical Aspects of Transitional Flow Simulations Using the RANS Equations". International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. 2021.

Lovato, S., Toxopeus, S., Settels, J., Keetels, G., & Vaz, G. "Code Verification of Non-Newtonian Fluid Solvers for Single- and Two-Phase Laminar Flows." Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Vol.6. June 2021.

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T., Vaz, G., & van Terwisga. 2021. “On the Use of Synthetic Inflow Turbulence for Scale-Resolving Simulations of Wetted and Cavitating Flows.” in Ocean Engineering, volume 228 (October 2020).

Lopes, Rui, Eduardo Fernandes, and Luís Eça. n.d.2021. "Coupling Two Correlation-Based Transition Models the k − k L Eddy Viscosity Turbulence Model,”, in AIAA Journal, 1-14.

2020
Conference Publications and Presentations

Wang, Yu & Chen, Hamn-Ching & Vaz, Guilherme & Mewes, Simon. "VERIFICATION STUDY OF CFD SIMULATION OF SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE UNDER REGULAR WAVES." IOWTC2020-3558, 2020.

Lopes, D. B. S., Falcão de Campos, J. A. C., Sarmento, A. J. N. A., & Vaz, G. "Semi-empirical model study of propulsion with in-line tandem flapping hydrofoils". Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore, 2020, 746–754. 

Eça, Luís., Pereira, Filipe S., Vaz, Guilherme., Lopes, Rui., Toxopeus, Serge., "On the Role of Discretization Errors in the Quantification of Parameter Uncertainties".in Proceedings of V&V Verification and Validation Symposium V&V 2020, USA, May 20-22.

Burmester, S, Vaz, G, el Moctar, O, Gueydon, S, Koop, A, Wang, Y, & Chen, HC. "High-Fidelity Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms." Proceedings of the ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 9: Ocean Renewable Energy. Virtual, Online. August 3–7, 2020. 

Journal Publications

ikonomou, C. L. G., Gradowski, M., Kalogeri, C., & Sarmento, A. J. N. A. "On defining storm intervals: Extreme wave analysis using extremal index inferencing of the run length parameter." Ocean Engineering, 217, August 2020. 

Simon, Burmester., Vaz, G., Moctar, Ould.,"Towards credible CFD simulations for floating offshore wind turbines"., in Ocean Engineering Journal. Volume 2019. August 2020. 

U. T. Rentschler,Manuel U., Adam, Frank., Chainho, Paulo., Krügel, Kilian., C. Vicente, Pedro. "Parametric study of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines" – Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 2020.

Liebrand, R., Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T., & Vaz, G., "Transition and Turbulence Modeling for the Prediction of Cavitating Tip Vortices", in Journal of Fluids Engineering, Volume 143, 1–14, January 2020. 

Lopes, Rui., Eça, Luís., Vaz, G., "On the Numerical Behavior of RANS-Based Transition Models".,  Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol, 142 May 2020. 

Hirabayashi, S., Vaz, G., & Suzuki, H. “Force Measurements of the Flow Around Arrays of Three and Four Columns With Different Geometry Sections , Spacing Ratios,and Incidence Angles”.in Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 142. April 2020. 1–22. 

Falcão, António F.O., Sarmento, António J.N.A., Gato, Luís M.C., Brito-Melo, Ana., "The Pico OWC wave power plant: Its lifetime from conception to closure 1986–2018", in n Applied Ocean Research, 2020.

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T., Vaz, G., & van Terwisga, T. (2020). "Evaluation of scale-resolving simulations for a turbulent channel flow." in Computers and Fluids, Volume 209, 104636. June 2020.

Vinagre, Pedro., Simas, Teresa., Cruz, Erica., Pinori, Emiliano., Svenson, Johan., "Marine Biofouling: A European Database for the Marine Renewable Energy Sectorin the Journal of Marine Science and engineering", in Journal of Marine Science and engineering, July 2020.

Eça, L., Vaz, G., Hoekstra, M., Pal, S., Muller, E., Pelletier, D., Bertinetti, A., Difonzo, R., Savoldi, L., Zanino, R., . Zappatore, A., Chen, Y., Maki, K. J., Ye, H., Drofelnik, Jernej., Moss, Benjamin., Da Ronch, Andrea., "Overview of the 2018 Workshop on Iterative Errors in Unsteady Flow Simulations"., in Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, June 2020, Vol.5

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WavEC institutional Video 2020
22 December / 2020
Video WavEC Seminar 2019
19 December / 2019
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23 November / 2017
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16 November / 2017
WavEC Wave Pico Plant, Azores, Portugal
01 February / 2017
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