Assessment of capabilities of available tools

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Draft
Date
14/03/2014

In order to make an informed decision on which tools to use for hydrodynamic analysis of array layouts of ocean energy converters, an assessment of capabilities of available tools has been carried out and is presented in this report both for wave energy converter arrays and tidal energy converter arrays. This includes their abilities (benefits and drawbacks) with regard to modelling of the individual devices, their interactions within the array and the wave and current (as applicable) transformations through the array area.