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Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter


Fleming, A and Macfarlane, G and Penesis, I and Bose, N and Hunter, S, Underwater Geometry optimization for an oscillating water column ocean wave energy converter, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper describes an experimental programme designed for the comparison of the performance of oscillating water column (OWC) underwater geometry. The process described utilises two-dimensional (2D) Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) data in conjunction with wave probe and pressure transducer data to provide qualitative and quantitative information. At present the testing scheme is limited to monochromatic waves and 2D based assumptions. A method is presented for qualitative comparison of candidate geometry. It is concluded that average-kinetic energy fields are a suitable qualitative process for ranking of candidate geometry.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Wave energy
UTAS Author:Fleming, A (Dr Alan Fleming)
UTAS Author:Macfarlane, G (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)
UTAS Author:Penesis, I (Professor Irene Penesis)
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
ID Code:82623
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-08
Last Modified:2014-08-12
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