This technical report presents experiments carried out in the current flume and wave basin at Aalborg University in 2012 and 2013. The results of the experiments were not satisfactory, and hence was never published as neither conference nor journal. However, the experience from the experiments has been the primary catalyst to more successful work later and may be helpful to others working in laboratory.
The purpose of the experiments is to examine the wave and current induced loads on a floating point absorber (wave energy converter). Wave energy converters are used in ocean- or costal regions where significant wave loads occur. This means that wave loads will be the governing force to account for, which will typically mean that forces are inertia dominated with some drag contribution. The results presented will determine the magnitude of these load components using Morison’s equation.
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