KRISO Senior Engineer Su-gil Cho Awarded KSDO Horatius Award
▶ Awarded engineering prize for digital twinning technology for wave power system
□ Senior Engineer Su-gil Cho of the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean engineering (hereinafter KRISO, President Booki Kim), Marine Renewable Energy Research Division, has been awarded the Horatius Technology Award.
□ Senior Engineer Su-gil Cho was awarded the Horatius Technology Award, an award honoring outstanding contributions to design optimization in industry at the 2022 Korean Society for Design Optimization (KSDO) Conference held at Pusan National University from January 19th to 20th.
□ The Korean Society for Design Optimization (KSDO) was established in 2014 under the aim of promoting academic and technological development in design optimization, and conducts regular academic conferences to examine research trends in relevant fields such as ▲additive manufacturing ▲aviation ▲electricity and ▲shipbuilding. KSDO also awards the Queen Dido Academic Award, Horatius Technology Award, Pidotech Rising Researcher Award and Outstanding Master’s and Doctoral Dissertation Awards each year.
□ At the general meeting that followed the academic conference, Senior Engineer Su-gil Cho was awarded the Horatius Technology Award for his research on digital twinning for a wave power system.
□ Digital twinning technology is used to create a virtual model of a real object in the digital space, where computer simulations of situations which may occur in the real world can be carried out to analyze and predict a wide range of scenarios.
□ Senior Engineer Cho performed research applying digital twinning technology to a wave power system currently in real world operation.
□ KRISO currently operates a real sea test bed for wave power in Yongsu-ri, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju Island. This test bed is installed with an oscillating water column wave power system which uses waves to generate electricity. As the energy level fluctuates greatly in wave power, maintaining high efficiency is a key issue, along with the rapid diagnosis of core equipment failures. These are the key areas where Cho applied digital twinning technology to develop a more advanced wave power system.
□ With this, failures of core equipment in the sea can be detected even from land, and new features such as real time integration, real time operation control, and automated control can be implemented.
□ On receiving the Horatius Technology Award, Senior Engineer Cho said, “I hope to further develop the digital twin-based wave power system so that it may be commercialized as a small-scale automated power generation system in islands with poor access to electricity.”