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Bret Bosma

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bret.bosma@oregonstate.edu

(541) - 737-6973

Interests

Interests include physical and numerical modeling and control system design, and signals and systems, applied to renewable energy systems.

Experience

O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Faculty Research Associate

2016

Scaled physical and numerical modeling of Ocean Wave Energy Converters ; Instrumentation and data acquisition for a variety of wave laboratory projects

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center NNMREC, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

U.S. DOE EERE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2015

Physical and numerical modeling of a wave energy converter for verification and validation of the WEC-Sim simulator code.

Beaufort Research, University College Cork, Ireland

U.S. DOE EERE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2014

Research on the Galway Bay, Ireland 1/4 scale wave energy test site.

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

Research Assistant

2010-2013

Developing design guide for wave energy converter design and testing. Design, built and tested scaled autonomous wave energy converter. Testing was performed at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.

Columbia Power Technologies

Research Assistant

2012

Helped design and build a mooring control system for scaled wave tank testing.

Education

Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon

PhD Electrical Engineering, 2013

Dissertation: On the Design, Modeling, and Testing of Ocean Wave Energy Converters


California State University, Chico - Chico, California

Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, 2008

Thesis: A Novel Technique For Maximum Power Operation of Photovoltaic Arrays Using Real Time Identification


California State University, Chico - Chico, California

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, 2005

Minor: Mathematics


Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, California

Associates of Science — General, 2002


Technical

  • Matlab
  • Simulink
  • Excel
  • Ansys Aqwa
  • Ansys Design Modeler
  • Orcaflex
  • Solidworks
  • Visio
  • HTML/PHP/Mysql

Skills

Technical Programming

Extensive MATLAB/SIMULINK programming on various projects.

Solid Modeling

Design using solidworks including simulations.

Hydrodynamics

Use of ANSYS Aqwa and Orcaflex to model ocean wave energy converters.

Publications

B. Bosma, T. Brekken, P. Lomonaco, A. McKee, B. Paasch, B. Batten, “Physical Model Testing and System Identification of a Cylindrical OWC Device,” presented at the 12 th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Ireland, 2017.

 

B. Bosma, A. Simmons, P. Lomonaco, K. Ruehl, and B. Gunawan, “WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Experimental Setup and Initial Results,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A025-V006T09A025.

 

B. Bosma, T. Lewis, T. Brekken, and A. von Jouanne, “Wave Tank Testing and Model Validation of an Autonomous Wave Energy Converter,” Energies, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 8857–8872, Aug. 2015.

 

B. Bosma, W. Sheng, and F. Thiebaut, “Comparison of a Traditional Catenary and Compliant Taut Mooring System for Marine Energy Systems,” presented at the 11 th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Nantes, France, 2015.

 

B. Bosma, W. Sheng, and F. Thiebaut, “Performance Assessment of a Floating Power System for the Galway Bay Wave Energy Test Site,” presented at the ICOE 2014.
Second prize best poster award

 

B. Bosma, “On the design, modeling, and testing of ocean wave energy converters,” Dissertation, Oregon State University, Jul. 2013.

 

B. Bosma, T.K.A. Brekken, H. T. Ozkan-Haller, S. C. Yim, “Wave Energy Converter Modeling in the Time Domain: A Design Guide,” in IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, 2013. SusTech, 2013.

 

B. Bosma, Z. Zhang, T. K. A. Brekken, H. T. Ozkan-Haller, C. McNatt, and S. C. Yim, “Wave energy converter modeling in the frequency domain: A design guide,” in
2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012, pp. 2099 –2106.

 

B. Bosma and G. Kallio, “Renewable Energy Labs for an Undergraduate Energy Systems Course,” in 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, USA, 2009.
Best Paper Award

 

B. Bosma, “A novel technique for maximum power operation of photovoltaic arrays using real time identification,” California State University, Chico., 2008.

 

K. Ruehl, C. Michelen, B. Bosma, and Y.-H. Yu, “WEC-Sim Phase 1 Validation Testing: Numerical Modeling of Experiments,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A026-V006T09A026.

 

S. Sirnivas, Y.-H. Yu, M. Hall, and B. Bosma, “Coupled Mooring Analyses for the WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Design Tool,” in ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2016, p. V006T09A023-V006T09A023.

 

P. Casaubieilh, F. Thiebaut, B. Bosma, C. Retzler, M. Shaw, Y. Letertre, and W. Sheng, “Performance improvements of mooring systems for wave energy converters,” in 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

 

T. M. Lewis, B. Bosma, A. von Jouanne, and T. K. A. Brekken, “Wave lab testing of a two-body autonomous wave energy converter,” in 2014 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014, pp. 1866–1873.

 

K. Ruehl, R. Paasch, T. K. Brekken, and B. Bosma, “Wave Energy Converter Design Tool for Point Absorbers with Arbitrary Device Geometry,” in The Twenty-third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 2013.

 

M. Tavakoli, T.K.A. Brekken, B. Bosma, A. Schacher, “A Programmable Mooring Controller for Tank Testing of Scaled Wave Energy Converters,” in Power Energy Society General Meeting, 2013. PES ’13. IEEE, 2013.

 

T. Lewis, B. Bosma, A. von Jouanne, T. Brekken, “Modeling of a Two-Body Wave Energy Converter Driven by Spectral JONSWAP Waves,” in 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2013.

 

K. Ruehl, T. K. A. Brekken, B. Bosma, and R. Paasch, “Large-scale ocean wave energy plant modeling,” in Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply (CITRES), 2010 IEEE Conference on, 2010, pp. 379–386.
Best Paper Award

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