Training school "Numerical modelling of WECs using SPH models" Campus de Ourense, Universidade de Vigo, Spain 22/01/2020-23/01/2020

The training school is organised by Dr. Alejandro Crespo from the University of Vigo, Spain.

The agenda includes the topics:

  • Numerical hydrodynamic modelling for WECs

  • The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method

  • The DualSPHysics code

  • Applications in coastal engineering

  • Practical session I: Dam-break, Regular waves

  • Coupling with Chrono and MoorDyn

  • Your own experience with SPH

  • Practical session II: Point absorber, Moored device

  • Practical session III: OWSC, Pelamis


  • Prof. Aleksander Grm University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Prof. Moncho Gómez Gesteira University of Vigo, Spain

  • Dr. Alejandro Crespo University of Vigo, Spain

  • Dr. José M. Domínguez University of Vigo, Spain

  • Dr. Corrado Altomare Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

The training school will take place on the 22th and 23rd of January at Campus de Ourense, Universidade de Vigo, Spain.

WECANet offers a grant of (500 EUR/person) for 25 persons. 

Deadline for applications to be submitted via this Google form: 1st November 2019

Notification of funding application outcome: 11th November 2019

More information on the description, outputs, programme, venue, travel, accommodation and application procedure in the pdf below.

Examples of WEC modelling in DualSPHysics

Reference: Domínguez, José M., Alejandro J.C. Crespo, Matthew Hall, Corrado Altomare, Minghao Wu, Vicky Stratigaki, Peter Troch, Lorenzo Cappietti, and Moncho Gómez-Gesteira. 2019. “SPH Simulation of Floating Structures with Moorings.” Coastal Engineering, no. 153: 1–15.


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