Development of the Exowave Oscillating Wave Surge Converter

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Abstract

With increasing demand for renewable energy resources, the development of alternative concepts is still ongoing. The wave energy sector is still in vast development on the way to contribute to the energy production world wide. The present study presents the development of the Exowave wave energy converter made so far. A numerical model has been established supported by wave flume tests performed at Aalborg University during the first phase of the development. Furthermore, a successful open sea demonstration has been performed on 7 meters of water at Blue Accelerator, Belgium, from which the concept has been proven. As part of the ongoing research, verification of the numerical model will be made through experimental testing in the wave tank of Aalborg University, and an open sea demonstration at 14 meters of water depth will be executed off the coast of Hanstholm, Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Number of pages7
Volume15
Publication date2 Sept 2023
Article number368
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2023
EventEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Spain, Bilbao
Duration: 4 Sept 20237 Sept 2023
https://ewtec.org/ewtec-2023/

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
LocationSpain
CityBilbao
Period04/09/202307/09/2023
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