WDRT Documentation and Users Guide

Introduction

The WEC Design Response Toolbox (WDRT) was developed by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide extreme response and fatigue analysis tools, specifically for design analysis of ocean structures such as wave energy converters (WECs).

Features

The WDRT contains a number of code modules to assist in the major processes of WEC survival design analysis:

  • environmental characterization - metocean environmental analysis and statistics
  • shortTermExtreme - analysis of short-term (sea-state specific) extreme responses
  • longTermExtreme - analysis of long-term (design life) extreme responses
  • fatigue - fatigue analysis
  • most-likely extreme response (MLER) - focused-wave construction for efficient high-fidelity modeling

Contributors

  • Ryan Coe, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Carlos Michelen, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Aubrey Eckert-Gallup, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Nevin Martin, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tyler Esterly, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Jennifer van Rij, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Yi-Hsiang Yu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Eliot Quon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Lance Manuel, University of Texas at Austin
  • Phong Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin