Ladies and Gentleman, the moment you all have been waiting for is here – L’École Centrale De Nantes has released an open source boundary-element method (BEM) code called Nemoh for the computation of linear wave forces on and wave fields around floating bodies, i.e. wave energy converters (WECs). The software is being released under Apache License, Version 2.0.
An analysis with BEM software is the required first step in the design and modeling of a WEC. Commercial BEM codes can cost $25,000 and up. The release of a free and modifiable BEM software package can help a great number of small WEC developers and researchers who can’t afford the commercial version, and it has the potential to develop a community of users who are actively engaged in improving it!
You can obtain a copy of Nemoh here: http://lheea.ec-nantes.fr/doku.php/emo/nemoh/start?&#nemoh