Hybrid testing workshop

VALID Webinar: hybrid testing of wave energy converters

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The Horizon-2020 VALID project invites you to join our free upcoming webinar:

     Hybrid testing of wave energy converters

Improving development times using virtual modelling

             24 May, 2022 – 15:00-16:00 CET

                                  REGISTER TO ATTEND



Hybrid testing presents an alternative to the conventional large-scale structural testing process. It has been used in a wide variety of industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, offshore engineering and wind energy, but it is not commonly applied to ocean energy.

Hybrid testing involves physically testing the portions of a device whose behaviour is difficult to model, while modelling/simulating the remaining components of the structure. Thus, it presents the possibility of large-scale testing without having to fabricate large portions of the technology.

The VALID project’s first webinar will provide an overview of hybrid testing and detail its use to date in the automotive industry. Next, we will cover the prospects of using this approach in the wave energy sector, with a clear focus on the virtual (numerical) side.

Key takeaways:

  • Hybrid testing and its established use in other industries
  • Benefits of applying hybrid testing to the ocean energy sector
  • Co-simulation with a middleware approach
  • Example of virtual modelling with Corpower’s wave energy device



Guenter Lang, Team Leader of Strategic Projects at AVL

Ross Harnden, PhD, Technical Project Manager at Corpower Ocean

Hosted by Aquatera Atlántico

(If you are unable to attend, you can still register and we will send a link to the recording.)


                                                               About VALID

Launched in December 2020, VALID (Verification through Accelerated Testing Leading to Improved Wave Energy Design) is a Horizon-2020 project developing a Hybrid Testing Platform for accelerated testing with methodologies by combining the virtual and physical environment, reducing cost in the product development process, tackling scaling challenges, and lowering uncertainties once fully demonstrated in the ocean.


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