Project Overview

SNL-SWAN is a modification of the open source SWAN (Simulating WAves Nearshore) code developed by TU Delft. Development and application of the SNL-SWAN code is led by Sandia National Laboratories with the support of many external collaborators. The SNL-SWAN code includes the addition of a WEC Module which improves how SWAN accounts for power performance of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) and their affect on the wave field.

SNL-SWAN Development

  • Chris Chartrand (Sandia)
  • Kelley Ruehl (Sandia - PI)
  • Aaron Porter (Coast and Harbor Inc.)
  • Helen Smith (University of Exeter)
  • Ari Posner (DOE EERE Post-Doc)

SNL-SWAN Application

  • Jesse Roberts (Sandia - PI)
  • Craig Jones (Integral Consulting)
  • Grace Chang (Integral Consulting)


SNL-SWAN is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy?s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy?s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.