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Hydrodynamic analysis and performance of a single fixed circular OWC device


Nader, J-R, Hydrodynamic analysis and performance of a single fixed circular OWC device, Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6-11 September 2015, Nantes, France, pp. 1-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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OWC devices can be installed close to shore to facilitate energy transportation and maintenance or can be installed further out in places with higher available wave energy. In the latest large structure can be necessary for buoyancy and survival issues but most of the previous theoretical studies did not fully investigate the effect of wall thickness in the hydrodynamic behaviour of the WEC. The current study investigates the hydrodynamic properties of a fixed cylindrical OWC device with finite wall thickness in an open-sea environment. Specific attention is given in the effect of the structural properties, radius, draught and wall-thickness on the energetic behaviour of the OWC device.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:wave energy converters, oscillating water column, numerical modelling
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Wave energy
UTAS Author:Nader, J-R (Dr Jean-Roch Nader)
ID Code:106494
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-02-11
Last Modified:2017-10-05
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