Real Sea Testing of a Small Scale Weptos WEC Prototype

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Abstract

The Weptos wave energy converter (WEC) is Danish concept that has been investigated during the last decade in laboratory test campaigns. It is an A-shaped floating structure that absorbs wave energy through multiple wave absorbing bodies. These bodies are rotors, with their shape inspired by the Salter duck, of which its high efficiency has been proven already back in the 1970’s. The Weptos WEC has the ability to maximise power absorption in operational sea states and minimize structural loads in extreme conditions through adjustment of its width.
Launch of a small scale real sea prototype of the Weptos WEC was done in July 2017, with a location in Lillebælt between Jylland and Fyn in Denmark, north of the small island Brandsø, at a water depth of 10 m. The paper contains a detailed description of the prototype and its intrumentation, along with the test planning and preliminary data analyses for the evaluation of the device characterization.
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The Weptos wave energy converter (WEC) is Danish concept that has been investigated during the last decade in laboratory test campaigns. It is an A-shaped floating structure that absorbs wave energy through multiple wave absorbing bodies. These bodies are rotors, with their shape inspired by the Salter duck, of which its high efficiency has been proven already back in the 1970’s. The Weptos WEC has the ability to maximise power absorption in operational sea states and minimize structural loads in extreme conditions through adjustment of its width.
Launch of a small scale real sea prototype of the Weptos WEC was done in July 2017, with a location in Lillebælt between Jylland and Fyn in Denmark, north of the small island Brandsø, at a water depth of 10 m. The paper contains a detailed description of the prototype and its intrumentation, along with the test planning and preliminary data analyses for the evaluation of the device characterization.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelASME 2018 Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume/Bind10: Ocean Renewable Energy
ForlagAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publikationsdato2018
SiderV010T09A022
ArtikelnummerOMAE2018-77173
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-7918-5131-9
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
Begivenhed37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Madrid, Spanien
Varighed: 17 jun. 201822 jun. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 37
https://www.asme.org/events/omae

Konference

Konference37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Nummer37
LandSpanien
ByMadrid
Periode17/06/201822/06/2018
Internetadresse
NavnInternational Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Proceedings
ISSN1523-651X

    Forskningsområder

  • Engineering prototypes, Testing, Seas

Kort

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