Cloud-based optimisation of a multi-body wave energy device

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Zyba

Zyba is a British SME whose expertise is in numerical engineering, modelling wave-structure interactions, and river flows and financial risk analysis. Zyba has developed an innovative wave-energy convertor “CCell” that harnesses power from ocean waves. This experiment utilises Cloud-based HPC resources and open-source software to simulate all key aspects of the CCell, which involve foundations, a floating platform and the CCell device at near-shore locations. 

In addition, the experiment will support work to explore the structural design and integrity of composite materials, which will be used for the first time in a commercial renewable energy device. The outcomes of this experiment have the potential to dramatically shorten the time taken to test and deploy new design ideas for CCell and may provide the necessary information to forgo costly laboratory trials.