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This paper describes a fully coupled, wave-to-wire time-domain model that can simulate the hydrodynamic, mechanical, and electrical response of an array of wave energy converters. Arrays of any configuration can be simulated to explore both the effects of the array on the electricity network and of network events on the devices within the array. State-space modeling of the hydrodynamic radiation forces enables fast and accurate prediction of the interacting response of multiple devices, including the effects of wave climate, control strategies, and network power flow. Case studies include the demonstration of the bidirectional interaction of the array and the network.
- Wave power, Time-domain analysis, Hydrodynamics, State-space methods, Power conversion.