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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.
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||The Twenty-first (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) - Maui, Hawaii, United States|
Duration: 19 Jun 2011 → 24 Jun 2011
|Conference||The Twenty-first (2011) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)|
|Period||19/06/2011 → 24/06/2011|
- Overtopping Breakwaters
- Wave Energy Converter
- Optimal Geometry
- Slope Angle
- Crest Freeboard
- Geometry Control
Victor, L., Troch, P., & Kofoed, J. P. (2011). Optimization of Overtopping Wave Energy Converters by Geometry Control. Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 606-613.