Dhruv Chandel

Dhruv Chandel
The MathWorks, Inc · Education Customer Success

Doctor of Engineering


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Publications (5)
Conference Paper
For smaller-capacity WECs, array deployment is perceived as being the most likely way for grid-scale deployment to be approved. However, the understanding of the hydrodynamic interactions within such arrays, especially for devices with non-conventional modes of oscillation, is still at an early stage. In the present work, a CFD simulation is develo...
Conference Paper
The Power TakeOff (PTO) is an integral part of all Wave Energy Converters (WECs). As well as fulfilling its primary purpose of extracting power from the WEC it is frequently the main control member within the device too. This means that its dynamic response can be as important as its efficiency in governing Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) as this d...
CCell is a type of Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter (OSWEC) under development by Zyba Renewables Ltd. Laboratory scale wave tank tests have been conducted with a prototype device equipped with a passive controllable hydraulic power take-off system. The results are used to derive a simplified semi-analytical model of the governing hydrodynami...
Conference Paper
The effectiveness of two discrete control strategies, Latching and Declutching, has been examined for an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter using numerical simulations. A simplified hydrodynamic model of a submerged oscillating plate and a simple damper PTO were used to model the forces acting on the device. As expected from looking at the available...
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One of the major challenges in the development of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) is modelling the performance of these devices under a variety of sea states. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to generate accurate results, but usually requires long runtimes. Hydrodynamic Models, on the other hand, are quick to run but are less accurate f...


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