A ground-breaking wave energy testing project delivered under the EU funded Horizon-2020 framework is gearing up to deliver its first live webinar on May 21.
The VALID Project webinar takes place between 15:00-16:00 CET on Tuesday May 24. The event will lay out the history of hybrid testing, and its potential benefits for the development of Wave Energy Converters with examples of virtual modelling drawn from CorPower Ocean’s technology.
Hosted by Aquatera Atlántico, discussions will be led by CorPower Ocean Technical Project Manager Ross Harnden alongside Guenter Lang, Team Leader of Strategic Projects at AVL.
Hybrid testing presents an alternative to the conventional large-scale structural testing process. It has been used in a wide variety of industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, offshore engineering and wind energy, but it is not commonly applied to ocean energy.
The process involves physically testing portions of a device with behaviour which is difficult to model, while simulating the remaining components of the structure. It presents an opportunity to deliver large-scale testing without the need for widescale fabrication.
Launched in December 2020, VALID (Verification through Accelerated Testing Leading to Improved Wave Energy Design) is aiming to develop a Hybrid Testing Platform for accelerated testing with methodologies by combining the virtual and physical environment, reducing cost in the product development process, tackling scaling challenges, and lowering uncertainties once fully demonstrated in the ocean.
Read more on the VALID Project in a recently published article on Innovation News Network