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R&D+I

Current Projects

TWIND

Twinning for an Offshore Wind Energy Partnership.

SISMAR

SISMAR aims to increase safety in inland waterway navigation.

PIVOTBUOY

Pivotbuoy aims to reduce drastically the cost of energy of floating wind through the validation of an innovative single point mooring system.

BLUEGIFT

Support of the development and testing of marine renewable technologies in 7 European test zones.

GRRIP

The GRRIP will incorporate RRI ("Responsible, Research and Innovation") sustainable practices into 5 marine research organizations.

WESE

Wave Energy in Southern Europe.

ETIP OCEAN 2

Accelerate the deployment of ocean energy taking into account the optimization of the resources and benefits for society.

WindFarmSHM

Development, validation and optimization of structural health monitoring strategies for wind farms.

BLUECAO

Development of a platform to support offshore aquaculture.

DTOCEAN PLUS

Developing design tools for ocean energy technologies, from the conception, to the development and deployment stages.

SEA-TITAN

Designing, testing and validating a crosscutting Direct Drive Power Take-Off solution to be used with multiple types of wave energy converter.

MEGAROLLER

Developing a generic PTO for integration into wave-type devices of the type arises in order to be mass produced.

+ATLÂNTICO

Science and Technology Policies - Exploitation of the Deep Sea and of Oil & Gas in the South Atlantic region.

ARTIFEX

Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.

KRAKEN

Development of a robotic arm for Offshore operations.

MARINERG-I

The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy sector

MARINET2

MaRINET 2 will ensure the integration and enhancement of European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in research, development and testing of offshore renewable energy systems.

RECODE

Developing a set of industry-enabling cost-effective components, specifically designed for reliable and sustainable delivery of ocean energy generation.

WAVEBOOST

Advanced Braking Module with Cyclic Energy Recovery System (CERS) for enhanced reliability and performance of Wave Energy Converters

Past Projects

DEMOGRAVI3

Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind.

HIWAVE

The HiWave project is focused on the development of a wave energy technology by the Swedish company Corpower.

MERIKA

MERIKA deals among others, with environmental related issues of offshore wind devices and their planning.

OCEANET (2013 - 2017)

Training and research network in wave energy and offshore wind.

 

OCEANIC

Developing systems for surfaces protection to provide the Ocean Energy sector solutions to improve its reliability and project’s life time.

Pico Wave Plant

Pico OWC was built as the European Wave Energy Pilot Plant

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Scientific Papers

2019
Conference Publications and Presentations

Wielgosz, C., Golf, R., Lidtke, A., Vaz, G. and el Moctar, O., “Numerical and experimental study on the Duisburg Propeller Test Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Katsuno, E., Lidtke, A., Rijpkema, D., Duz, B and Vaz, G., “Parameter Uncertainty Quantification applied to the Duisburg Propeller Test-Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lemaire, S., Vaz, G. and Turnock, S., “On the Need for Higher Order Interpolation for Overset Grid Methods”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lopes, R., Eça, L. and Vaz, G. “Turbulence Decay Corrections for Transitional Flow Calculations”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Wang, Y., Chen, H.C., Vaz, G. and Burmester, S.,”CFD Simulation of Semi-Submersible Floating Offshore Wind Turbine under Pitch Decay Motion”, in proceedings of 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference, IOWTC2019, St. Julian’s, Malta, November 2019.

Pedro A. Vinagre, Enara Mardaras, Emiliano Pinori, Johan Svenson, Erica Cruz, Teresa Simas. Comparison of biofouling communities among European regions. EWTEC 2019 – European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Napoli, Italy, September 2019.

DTOceanPlus D6.1 – Technical Requirements for the Assessment Design Tools, DTOceanPlus, Vincenzo Nava, Imanol Touzon Gonzalez; Joseba Lopez Mendia (Tecnalia), Marta Silva, Francisco Correia da Fonseca (WavEC), Inès Tunga (ESC), Jillian Henderson, Jonathan Hodges (WES), Nicolas Germain, Georges Safi, Emma Araignous (FEM), Francesco Ferri, Yi Yang (AAU), Frédéric Pons (OpenCascade)

DTOceanPlus D5.1 – Technical Requirements for the Assessment Design Tools, DTOceanPlus, Vincenzo Nava, Imanol Touzon, François Xavier Fäy (TECNALIA), Youen Kervella, Nicolas Germain, Rocio Isorna, Charles Spraul (FEM), Francesco Ferri (AAU), Donald Noble, Anup Nambiar (UEDIN), Francisco Correia da Fonseca, Luís Amaral, Pedro Pires (WavEC), Inès Tunga (ESC), Jillian Henderson, Jonathan Hodges (WES); Frédéric Pons (OpenCascade)

Deliverable D2.2 – Functional requirements and metrics of 2nd generation design tools, DTOceanPlus, Donald R Noble, Anup Nambiar, Tianna Bloise-Thomaz, Henry Heffrey (The University of Edinburgh); Vincenzo Nava, François- Xavier Faÿ, Pablo Ruiz-Minguela, Imanol Touzon, Joseba Lopez Mendia (Tecnalia); Stuart Bradley, Nick Eraut, Inès Tunga (Energy Systems Catapult); Jillian Henderson, Jonathan Hodges (Wave Energy Scotland); Nicolas Germain, Charles Spraul, Georges Safi (France Energies Marines); Francisco Correia da Fonseca, Marta Silva (WavEC); Francesco Ferri (Aalborg University); Nicolas Relun (EDF); Frédéric Pons (Open Cascade), April 2019.

https://www.dtoceanplus.eu/Publications/Deliverables/Deliverable-D2.2-Functional-requirements-and-metrics-of-2nd-generation-design-tools

Journal Publications

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T. and Vaz, G., “On the accuracy of partially averaged Navier–Stokes resolution estimates”, in International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 80, December 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2019.108484.

Pereira, F., Eça, L., Vaz, G. and Kerkvliet, M., “Application of Second-Moment Closure to Statistically Steady Flows of Practical Interest”, in Ocean Engineering, October 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106372.

Goncalves, R., Hirabayashi, S., Vaz, G. and Suzuki, H., "Force measurements of the flow around arrays of three and four columns with different geometry sections, spacing ratios and incidence angles", in Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, October 2019, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045212.

M.U.T. Rentschler, F. Adam, P. Chainho, "Design optimization of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", Volume 111, 2019, pp. 622-635, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.05.024.

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Adrian Dunne and Jimmy Murphy, "Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter", in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2019. URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/7/2/23/pdf.

2018
Conference Publications and Presentations

Pedro A. Vinagre, Erica Cruz, Teresa Simas, Emiliano Pinori, Johan Svenson, “Database on Biofouling Characterization for the Ocean Energy Sector: A Preliminary Version”, ICOE 2018 – International Conference on Ocean Energy, Cherbourg, France, June 2018. URL: https://bit.ly/2MsG86A

P. Benreguig, J. Murphy, M. Vicente, S. Crowley, "Wave-to-wire model of the Tupperwave device and performance comparison with conventional OWC”, RENEW 2018 - 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, 8-10 October 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

António Maximiano, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, Marco Alves, “CFD Analysis of Different Passive Guiding System Geometries on a Semi-Closed Fish Farm Cage”. 12th World Congress of the RSAI – Regional Science Association international, Goa, India. May 2018.

João Muralha, Luís Eça, António Maximiano, Guilherme Vaz, “Validation Exercises for a Free Falling Wedge into Calm Water”. OMAE2018 - International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Madrid, Spain, June 2018. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78598.

Journal Publications

Draycott, S., Szadkowska, I., Silva, M., Ingram, D., 2018. Assessing the Macro-Economic Benefit of Installing a Farm of Oscillating Water Columns in Scotland and Portugal. Energies 11, 2824. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11102824.

Books or participation in books

Iglesias G., Tercero J.A., Simas T., Machado I., Cruz E. 2018 Environmental Effects. In: Eds. Deborah Greaves and Gregorio Iglesias. 364-454. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Sussex, United Kingdom.

Sarmento, A. "Oceanos/Oceans" IN Fernandes, E.O., et all, "Energias Renováveis/Renewable Energies", page 194.