EMO-Research areas

The EMO team organizes its research in 3 axes.

Ocean waves and complex sea states

This research axis is dedicated to the understanding of the physics of sea states in oceanic and coastal environments.

It deals mainly with deterministic wave prediction, wave turbulence, ocean-atmosphere interactions, wave current interactions and wave propagation and dissipation.

Our refined ocean waves models (HOS-OCEAN and HOS-NWT) can be coupled with wave-structure interaction solvers for seakeeping analysis.

We have collaborated on these topics with MIO, the University of Rhodes Island, the MSC lab, Ifremer and the DAUC and the other research groups at LHEEA.

Large scale modeling of wave power systems and floating wind turbines

In this axis, our research is dedicated to the development of innovative modeling techniques capable of delaing with hydrodynamic peculiarities of wave energy converters and offshore wind turbines (large amplitude motion, wave interactions in large arrays, aero-hydro-servo experimental modeling of floating wind turbines, simulation of floating multibody systems with complex kinematic chain).

Our BEM software NEMOH is now available in open-source (NEMOH).

In collaboration with other teams of the LHEEA and further, we investigate the effects of the multi-physical couplings on the dynamics response of marine energy systems and their components (aerodynamic interactions between floating wind turbines, dynamic response of marine cables, aero-hydro-servo couplings). We have collaborated on these topics with DAUC research group at LHEEA, the LHSV lab., the IRPHE lab., the Edinburgh University or NTU Athens.

Energy performance, optimization and control of marine energy converters

In this axis, we focus on the performance of marine energy converters. We perform benchmarks for the energy performance and/or the economical viability. We investigate control strategies for wave energy converters and wind turbine; and we touch upon power smoothing and power management.

We have collaborated with LS2N, SATIE, NREL, NUI Maynooth.
Published on March 26, 2017 Updated on December 20, 2017