In recent years, the interest in developing new technologies to produce energy with low environmental impact by using renewable sources has grown exponentially all over the world. Wave energy devices that derive electricity from the sea (currents, waves, etc.) are of particular interest and can be modeled accurately with FLOW-3D.
CFD simulation of a multi-flap wave energy converter
CFD simulation of a bottom hinged multi-flap wave energy converter (15m wide x 10m high). Showing the velocity contours along the central plane. 30m depth 10s 4m reg wave. Courtesy of Minerva Dynamics.
Wave Energy Animations