Healy Wave Energy, LLC is developing a wave energy converter designed for reliability, safety, and economical power production for island and coastal communities. MMC developed a custom model that coupled the two-body hydrodynamics of the device with the pneumatics of the novel PTO. MMC also incorporated nonlinear, large-displacement mooring dynamics to evaluate the system’s response to extreme storms.

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Other Projects

  • Research on mooring system fatigue for the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • Motion and load analysis for Ocean Renewable Power Company
  • Mooring design for University of Maine’s VolturnUS floating offshore wind project
  • Motion and open-ocean deep water moorings for support barges in the Brazilian oil field
  • Shallow water mooring design for the extreme waters of the Arctic Ocean
  • Acceleration and deck wetting analyses for Power Barge designed by Waller Marine Inc.
  • Raw-water pickup and hose analysis for ReelPower
  • Fatigue analysis for deck cargo on trans-Atlantic and Pacific routes
  • Cargo lashing projects
  • Crane motion-load analyses