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R&D+I

Current Projects

SEASNAKE

In the SEASNAKE project, a new MV electric cable solution will be developed.

JUMP

Joint action for the first systematic approach on the topic of underwater noise.

LIFTWEC

Development of a new class wave energy converter based on hydrodynamic lift forces.

FRESHER

Demonstration of an innovative mooring solution for floating solar systems.

FLOAWER

The FLOAWER Innovative Training Network will provide 13 Early Stage Researchers with interdisciplinary training.

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.

MARINET2

European research infrastructure and facilities network (wave and tidal).

Past Projects

ARTIFEX

Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.

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.

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

MERIKA

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

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Scientific Papers

2020
Journal Publications

Manuel U. T. Rentschler, Frank Adam, Paulo Chainho, Kilian Krügel, Pedro C. Vicente – Parametric study of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines – Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 2020.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40868-020-00071-7

 

Rui Lopes, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, On the Numerical Behavior of RANS-Based Transition Models, Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol, 142 May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045576

Hirabayashi, S., Vaz, G., & Suzuki, H. (2020). “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. Volume 142. April 2020. 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045212

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.

René Bettencourt Rauffus, António Maximiano, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, "CFD Analysis of a Captive Bullet Entry in Calm Water With and Without Turbulence", in ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 9-14 June 2019. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2019-96099

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.

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.

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, Sarah Crowley, Jimmy Murphy, "Non-isentropic study of a closed-circuit oscillating-water-column wave energy converter", Ocean Engineering, Vol. 195, January 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106700.

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.