Optimization of Overtopping Wave Energy Converters by Geometry Control

L. Victor, P. Troch, Jens Peter Kofoed

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Abstract

In this paper, the results of a study on the effects of geometry control on the performance of overtopping wave energy converters with a simple geometry built in coastal structures (simple OWECs) are presented. Empirical formulae, derived based on experimental tests on simple OWECs with varying geometry, are applied to a number of test cases. It appears that adapting the slope angle and crest freeboard of a simple OWEC to the sea states at a specific nearshore location, can result in significant increases in obtained hydraulic power.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages (from-to)606-613
Number of pages8
ISSN1098-6189
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe Twenty-first (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) - Maui, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe Twenty-first (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, Hawaii
Period19/06/201124/06/2011

Keywords

  • Overtopping Breakwaters
  • Wave Energy Converter
  • Optimal Geometry
  • Slope Angle
  • Crest Freeboard
  • Geometry Control

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