Nonlinear wave-structure interaction
Title: Nonlinear wave-structure interaction
SNIC Project: SNIC 2020/5-579
Project Type: SNIC Medium Compute
Principal Investigator: Malin Göteman <>
Affiliation: Uppsala universitet
Duration: 2020-12-01 – 2021-12-01
Classification: 20702


The project will continue to study nonlinear wave-structure interaction for wave energy converters, mainly using the CFD software OpenFOAM. Dynamics and forces will be studied in different extreme waves such as tsunami. The existing project has thus far resulted in several journal and conference papers (SNIC and UPPMAX has been acknowledged in all of them), see below. The work forms the basis of Linnea Sjökvist's PhD thesis to be defended in October 2017. The continuation of this work should have started at the end of 2017, but due to a delay in the recruitment of a new PhD student, it is expected to start summer 2018. L Sjökvist and M Göteman. Peak forces on wave energy linear generators in tsunami and extreme waves. Energies, 10(9):1323, 2017. L Sjökvist, J Wu, E Ransley, J Engström, M Eriksson, and M Göteman. Numerical models for the motion and forces of point-absorbing wave energy converters in extreme waves. Ocean Engineering, 145:1–14, 2017. L Sjökvist, M Göteman, and M Leijon. Survivability of a point absorbing wave energy converter impacted by tsunami waves. In Proc. of the European Wave and Tidal Eenergy Conference, 2017. J Engström, L Sjökvist, M Göteman, M Eriksson, M Hann, E Ransley, D Greaves, and M Leijon. Buoy geometry and its influence on survivability for apoint absorbing wave energy converter: Scaleexperiment and CFD simulations. In Proc. of the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), 2017.