Innovative Breakwaters Design for Wave Energy Conversion

Diego Vicinanza, D. Stagonas, G. Müller, Jørgen Harck Nørgaard, Thomas Lykke Andersen

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Abstract

This paper intends contributing to an economically and environmentally sustainable development of coastal infrastructures by investigating the possibility of combining together breakwaters and Wave Energy Converters (WEC). The latter change the wave energy to electricity, which may serve both the rubble mound breakwaters and seawalls related activity and the energy demand of small human communities. Wave loadings and overtopping on a seawall and rubble mound breakwater with front reservoir are discussed on the basis of physical 2-D model tests carried out at University of Southampton (UK) and Aalborg University (DK).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering 2012 : Proceedings of 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering
EditorsPatrick Lynett, Jane McKee Smith
Number of pages12
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventICCE 2012: 33th International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
Conference number: 33

Conference

ConferenceICCE 2012
Number33
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period01/07/201206/07/2012
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Number33
Volume2012
ISSN2156-1028

Keywords

  • Wave Energy Converters
  • Seawalls
  • Rubble Mound Breakwaters
  • Front Reservoir

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    Vicinanza, D., Stagonas, D., Müller, G., Nørgaard, J. H., & Andersen, T. L. (2012). Innovative Breakwaters Design for Wave Energy Conversion. In P. Lynett, & J. McKee Smith (Eds.), Coastal Engineering 2012: Proceedings of 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering Coastal Engineering Research Council. Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, No. 33, Vol.. 2012 http://www.icce2012.com/