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Track 1

               April 16th, 2014

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

METS Opening Remarks

Michael Lawson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Belinda Batten, Oregon State University
Brian Polagye, University of Washington

8:45 AM


The Economics of Marine Energy
Chair: Alison LaBonte, U.S. Department of Energy

Cost Reduction Pathways for Wave Energy
Mirko Previsic, ReVision LLC.


Methodology for Design and Economic Analysis of Marine Energy Conversion (MEC) Technologies
Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Update on DOE Cost and Performance Reporting Standards for MHK Technologies

Alison LaBonte, U.S. Department of Energy


9:45 AM

Break

10:00 AM


Current Energy: Simulations and Experiments    
Chair: James VanZweiten, Florida Atlantic University

Simulation of Hydrokinetic Turbines in Turbulent Flow using Vortex Particle Method
Danny Sale, University of Washington

Cactus Open Source Code for Hydrokinetic Turbine Design and Analysis: Model Performance Evaluation and Public Dissemination as Open Source Design Tool
Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Numerical Optimization and Design of a Portable Hydrokinetic Turbine

Alparslan Oztekin, Lehigh University

 

Dynamic Modelling of Compliant-Moored Submerged Systems

with Applications to Marine Energy Converters

Brian Fabien, University of Washington

 

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of a Scale Model Horizontal Axis Hydrokinetic Turbine

Teymour Javaherchi, University of Washington


12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM


Current Energy: Design and Optimization I
Chair: Alex Fleming, Ecomerit


A Framework for Optimizing the Placement of Current Energy Converters

Jesse Roberts, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Control of a Helical Cross Flow Current Turbine

Robert Cavagnaro, University of Washington

 

Ocean Stream Power Generation: Unlocking a Source of Vast, Continuous, Renewable Energy

William Bolin, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

 

Reynolds Number Dependence of Performance and Near-Wake Characteristics of Cross-Flow Turbines

Peter Bachant, University of New Hampshire


Determining the Spatial Coherence of Turbulence at MHK Sites

Levi Kilcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM


Current Energy: Design and Optimization II
Chair: Jonathan Colby, Verdant Power

 

Stability and Loads Validation of an Ocean Current Turbine

Henry Swales, Ecomerit

 

Model Validation using Experimental Measurements from the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University

Ryan Coe, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Hydrokinetic Turbines at High Blockage Ratio

Arshiya Hoseyni-Chime, University of Washington

 

Array Optimization for Tidal Energy Extraction in a Tidal Channel – A Numerical Modelling Analysis

Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Tidal Distortion as Pertains to Hydrokinetic Turbine Selection and Resource Assessment

Brittany Bruder, Georgia Institute of Technology


5:15 PM

Reception

               April 17th, 2014

10:00 AM


MECs and the Environment: Assessing Environmental Impacts I
Chair: Brian Polagye, University of Washington

 

Field Measurement Test Plan to Determine Effects of Hydrokinetic Turbine Deployment

on Canal Test Site in Yakima, WA

Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Annex IV - Investigating Environmental Effects of Wave and Tidal Devices

through International Cooperation

Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Discrete Element Modeling of Blade–Strike Frequency andSurvival for Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines

Marshall Richmond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Strategies to Mitigate the Effects of Woody Debris on River Energy Converter Technologies

Jerome Johnson, University of Alaska – Fairbanks

 

Scaling of Spatial and Temporal Biological Variability at Marine Renewable Energy Sites

Dale Jacques, University of Washington


12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM


MECs and the Environment: Monitoring
Chair: Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Tagged Species Detection: Approach to Monitoring Marine Species at Marine Hydrokinetic Projects

Chris Tomichek, Kleinschmidt Associates

 

Comparing Acoustic Technologies for Biological Monitoring at Marine Renewable Energy Sites

John Horne, University of Washington

 

Remote Monitoring of Avian and Bat Interactions with Offshore Wind Energy Facilities

Jeremy Flowers, Oregon State University

 

Development of an Adaptable Monitoring Package for Marine Renewable Energy Projects

Part I: Conceptual Design and Operation

Ben Rush, University of Washington

 

Development of an Adaptable Monitoring Package for Marine Renewable Energy Projects

Part II: Hydrodynamic Performance

James Joslin, University of Washington


3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM


MECs and the Environment: Assessing Environmental Impacts II
Chair: Vince Neary, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Spatio-temporal Resolution of Different Flow Measurement Techniques

for Marine Renewable Energy Applications

Vincent Lyon, University of New Hampshire

 

Analysis of the Impacts of Wave Energy Converter Arrays on the Nearshore Wave Climate

Annika O’Dea, Oregon State University

 

Interactions Between Near and Far-Field Sediment Transport and Model Axial-Flow Turbine Performance for Single and Multi-Turbine Arrays

Craig Hill, University of Minnesota


Further Development of SNL-SWAN, a Validated Wave Energy Converter Array Modeling Tool

Aaron Porter, Coast and Harbor Engineering



Track 2

               April 16th, 2014

10:00 AM


Wave Energy: Simulations and Experiments I
Chair: Kate Edwards, Ocean Power Technologies

 

A Novel Simulation Toolbox for Wave Energy Converters

Mirko Previsic, Re Vision Consulting, LLC

 

Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics for Design of Wave Energy Converters

Billy Edge, UNC-Coastal Studies Institute

 

A Methodology for Wave to Wire WEC Simulations

Helen Bailey, University of Victoria

 

Review of Methods for Modeling Wave Energy Converter Survival in Extreme Sea States

Ryan Coe, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Development and Demonstration of the WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulation Tool

Yi-Hsiang Yu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM


Wave Energy: Simulations and Experiments II
Chair: Jochem Weber, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Ocean Sentinel Mooring System

to Enable Improved Modeling and Design

Josh Baker, Oregon State University

 

Model Predictive and Integral Error Tracking Control

of a Vertical Axis Pendulum Wave Energy Converter

Blake C. Boren, Oregon State University

 

Validation of Theoretical Performance Results using Wave Tank Testing of Heaving Point Absorber Wave Energy Conversion Devices Working against a Subsea Reaction Plate

Mirko Previsic, ReVision LLC.


3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM


Wave Energy: Design and Optimization
Chair: Ken Rhinefrank, Columbia Power Technologies

 

The “ρC” WEC in “Offshore Wave and Wind Together; Afloat” – 3 Years’ Progress

Neal Brown, Float Incorporated

 

Ocean Power Technologies PowerBuoy: System-Level Design,

Development and Validation Methodology

Kate Edwards, Ocean Power Technologies

 

Pneumatic Performance of a Non-Axisymmetric Floating Oscillating Water Column

Wave Energy Conversion Device in Random Waves

Diana Bull, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Optimization and Annual Average Power Predictions of a Backward Bent Duct Buoy

Oscillating Water Column Device using the Wells Turbine

Christopher Smith, Penn State

 

Layouts for Ocean Wave Energy Farms: Models, Properties, and Heuristic

Lawrence V. Snyder, Lehigh University


5:15 PM

Reception

               April 17th, 2014

10:00 AM


Resource Assessment and Characterization
Chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Modeling Impacts of Energy Extraction from the Gulf Stream System

Kevin Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Evaluation of HYCOM as a Tool for Ocean Current Energy Assessmen

tJames VanZwieten, Florida Atlantic University

 

Wave Period Ratios and the Calculation of Wave Power

Brendan Cahill, Oregon State University

 

Initial Characterization of the Wave Resource at Several High Energy U.S. Sites

Vincent Neary, Sandia National Laboratories


12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM


Power-Take-Off, Storage, and Foundations
Chair: Ryan Sun Chee Fore, U.S. Department of Energy

 

Development of a Driving Electric Dynamometer Rotor Emulator for MHK In-stream Turbines

William Laing, Florida Atlantic University

 

Marine Hydrokinetic Power Take-Off using Magnetic Gearbox

Jonathan Bird, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Analysis and Proof-of-Concept Experiment of Liquid-Piston Compression

for Ocean Compressed Air Energy Storage (Ocaes) System

Joong-kyoo Park, MAE NCSU

 

Mooring Anchors for Marine Renewable Energy Foundations

Amir Rahim, NGI Inc.


3:00 PM

Break

3:30 PM


Durability and Survival
Chair: Jim Thomson, University of Washington

 

Fatigue Life Distribution for a Simple Wave Energy Converter

Adam Brown, Oregon State University

 

Superstorm Sandy and the Verdant Power Rite Project

Jonathan Colby, Verdant Power

 

Testing and Accelerated Aging of Conductive Antifouling Paints for Marine Applications

Malachi Bunn, Oregon State University

 

Externally Bonded FBG Strain Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Marine Hydrokinetic Structures

Erick Johnson, Montana State University

 

Experimental Study of Trobological Performance of Bearing-Seal Assembly

of Hydrokinetic Devices in Sedimented Water

Muhammad Ali, Ohio University


 

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