Performance Assessment of the Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converter Based on the EquiMar Methodology

Stefano Parmeggiani, Julia Fernandez Chozas, Arthur Pecher, E. Friis-Madsen, H. C. Sørensen, Jens Peter Kofoed

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Abstract

At the present pre-commercial phase of the wave energy sector, device developers are called to provide reliable estimates on power performance and production at possible deployment locations. The EU EquiMar project has proposed a novel approach, where the performance assessment is based mainly on experimental data deriving from sea trials rather than solely on numerical predictions. The study applies this methodology to evaluate the performance of Wave Dragon at two locations in the North Sea, based on the data acquired during the sea trials of a 1:4.5 scale prototype. Indications about power performance and production of the device at the target locations, as well as on the applicability of the methodology, are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th ewtec 2011 : Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011
EditorsAbuBakr S. Bahaj
Number of pages10
PublisherUniversity of Southampton
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period05/09/201109/09/2011

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Keywords

  • Wave Dragon
  • Performance Assessment
  • Sea Trials
  • EquiMar
  • Nissum Bredning
  • Hanstholm
  • North Sea
  • Ekofisk
  • Wave-to-wire
  • Wave Energy

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    Structural design of wave energy devices

    Kofoed, J. P., Frigaard, P., Sørensen, J. D., Pedersen, J. K., Lu, K., Sørensen, J. T., Bingham, H., Ferreira, C. B., Zanuttigh, B., Estefan, S. F., Nielsen, K., Brito-Melo, A., Sterndorff, M., Ingram, D. & Bard, J.

    01/01/201031/12/2014

    Project: Research

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    Parmeggiani, S., Chozas, J. F., Pecher, A., Friis-Madsen, E., Sørensen, H. C., & Kofoed, J. P. (2011). Performance Assessment of the Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converter Based on the EquiMar Methodology. In A. S. Bahaj (Ed.), 9th ewtec 2011: Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011 University of Southampton.