1/40th Scale Rev 2
1/40th Scale Tested: 2009-present
Since 2009 the second generation of the 1/40th scale model has been tested at the Orkney Hydrodynamic Research Facility. This project monitors responses of the device in a range of ‘global’ conditions which gives the team crucial information concerning aspects such as the forces on the mooring line, wave diffraction and survivability. The 1/40th scale testing, and hydrodynamic modeling, have enabled the team to make crucial changes to the design of the device making it more energy and cost efficient. This project will continue in parallel with testing of the full-scale prototype to constantly verify design changes and to test new concepts.