WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open-source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool.

The code is developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK using the multi-body dynamics solver SimMechanics. WEC-Sim has the ability to model devices that are comprised of rigid bodies, power-take-off systems, and mooring systems. Simulations are performed in the time-domain by solving the governing WEC equations of motion in 6 degrees-of-freedom. The WEC-Sim project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office and the code development effort is a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).
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WEC-Sim 0 KB Website MATLAB Software required. Open Source Software package available from Sandia National Laboratory at the following URL: https://github.com/WEC-Sim/WEC-Sim
Author Information
Michael Lawson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Yi-Hsiang Yu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kelley Ruehl, Sandia National Laboratory
Carlos Michelen, Sandia National Laboratory
Nathan Tom, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Lawson, Michael, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kelley Ruehl, Carlos Michelen, and Nathan Tom. 2016. "WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: September 16, 2022. DOI: 10.7799/1887272.
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DOE Project
Software: WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter - SIMulator)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Research Areas
Water Power
Wind Energy
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