Interactions between an oscillating wave surge converter and a heaving wave energy converter

Dripta Sarkar, Emiliano Renzi, Frederic Dias

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In this paper, we investigate the mutual hydrodynamic interactions between two different kinds of devices, namely, an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter modeled as an oscillating flap and a generic Heaving Wave Energy Converter modeled as a vertical truncated cylinder. A three-dimensional mathematical model based on linear potential flow theory is developed. It is assumed that the effects of the evanescent modes of the disturbed potential due to one converter are negligible in the vicinity of the other, by considering a reasonably large distance of separation between the two devices. We then investigate the influence of location, oblique wave incidence, and other parameters on the power absorption characteristics of the two bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ocean and Wind Energy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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