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Preliminary experimental observation of surface currents produced by simulating WEC radiation and diffraction wave fields

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Fleming, A and Manasseh, R, Preliminary experimental observation of surface currents produced by simulating WEC radiation and diffraction wave fields, Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland, pp. 802-1 - 802-7. ISSN 2309-1983 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

The installation of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) in the environment inevitably makes an impact on the environment (whether positive or negative). One area of concern is the development of currents due to the interaction of the wave climate with the WEC and whether this might interfere with the pre-existing processes, such as sediment transport and currents. This paper reports on the observation of surface currents measured in experiments performed on a simple WEC analogue in different experimental conditions and finds that the surface currents are consistent with a pattern of toroidal vortices aligned with the axis along which the body oscillates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:wave energy, videogrammetry, surface current, experimental analysis, wave flume
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Marine Engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable Energy
Objective Field:Wave Energy
Author:Fleming, A (Dr Alan Fleming)
ID Code:121118
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-09-11
Last Modified:2018-04-19
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