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Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device


Hore, J and Abdussamie, N and Ojeda, R and Penesis, I, Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device, Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 627-633. ISBN 9781880653876 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Model testing was conducted to investigate the feasibility of a Tension Leg Platform concept for an Oscillating Water Column (TLP-OWC) wave energy converter device. The tested TLP-OWC model was loosely based on a previously tested fixed OWC model modified to accommodate a tension leg mooring system. The designed experimental set-up allowed for the measurements of wave elevation in-phase to the model and inside the OWC chamber, OWC chamber air-pressure, impact wave pressure acting on the front wall, tendon dynamic response and the motion response. The Response Amplitude Operators (RAO’s) were employed in the analysis of the maximum motion response and tendon dynamic response of the model. From the attained results, the experimental investigation determined that the TLP-OWC is a promising concept in pushing OWC wave energy converters offshore. However, further hydrodynamic testing is required to test the global performance of the TLP-OWC in irregular wave conditions.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:wave energy converters, oscillating water column, tension leg platform
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy exploration
Objective Field:Oil and gas exploration
UTAS Author:Hore, J (Mr Jack Hore)
UTAS Author:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
UTAS Author:Ojeda, R (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)
UTAS Author:Penesis, I (Professor Irene Penesis)
ID Code:126508
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-06-14
Last Modified:2019-09-12

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