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Computation of power from an array of wave energy converters using a boundary element method


De Chowdhury, S and De La Cruz, R and Huynh, TV and Winship, B, Computation of power from an array of wave energy converters using a boundary element method, Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), 5-8 December 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The power from array of wave energy converters can be calculated theoretically from semi-analytic hydrodynamic added mass and damping coefficients of various devices (fixed or floating). However, the semi-analytic approach requires the body to be an axi- symmetric in shape. The newly released open source solver NEMOH is based on the Boundary Element Method (BEM); it solves problems of the interactions of bodies with water waves [1]. NEMOH can be used to calculate hydrodynamic coefficients as an alternative to the semi-analytic method. In contrast to the semi analytic technique, one can model a body with arbitrary shape in BEM. In this paper, we compare the performance of NEMOH with the solution obtained by solving the boundary value problem exactly.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Wave Energy Converter, WECm Boudary Element Method, WEC Array,
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ocean Engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable Energy
Objective Field:Wave Energy
Author:Winship, B (Mr Brian Winship)
ID Code:113157
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-12-14
Last Modified:2017-03-09

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