As part of the OPERA H2020 project, the Mutriku Wave Power Plant is being used as a real condition laboratory for the experiment of innovative technologies. The plant is situated in the Basque Country and has been operating since 2011.
Boundary Element Methods are extensively used to model hydrodynamic
forces in offshore devices like ships, offshore wind platforms and wave
energy converters. These solvers use device geometry mesh to get some
hydrodynamics coefficients as radiation damping, added mass, wave
diffraction force, and wave excitation force. All these data is saved in
file formats incompatible between them. These may avoid to use the
coefficients between programs.
BEMRosetta allows to load the hydrodynamic coefficients from a format
saving it in another. In addition it allows to compare the results
obtained between programs, the results between similar geometries and
the same geometry with different discretization levels.
In addition, BEMRosetta allows to view and visually compare the meshes from different programs.