Real Sea Testing of a Small Scale Weptos WEC Prototype

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Abstract

The Weptos wave energy converter (WEC) is Danish concept that has been investigated during the last decade in laboratory test campaigns. It is an A-shaped floating structure that absorbs wave energy through multiple wave absorbing bodies. These bodies are rotors, with their shape inspired by the Salter duck, of which its high efficiency has been proven already back in the 1970’s. The Weptos WEC has the ability to maximise power absorption in operational sea states and minimize structural loads in extreme conditions through adjustment of its width.
Launch of a small scale real sea prototype of the Weptos WEC was done in July 2017, with a location in Lillebælt between Jylland and Fyn in Denmark, north of the small island Brandsø, at a water depth of 10 m. The paper contains a detailed description of the prototype and its intrumentation, along with the test planning and preliminary data analyses for the evaluation of the device characterization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2018 Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Number of pages9
Volume10: Ocean Renewable Energy
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2018
PagesV010T09A022
Article numberOMAE2018-77173
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5131-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 37
https://www.asme.org/events/omae

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Number37
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period17/06/201822/06/2018
Internet address
SeriesInternational Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Proceedings
ISSN1523-651X

Keywords

  • Engineering prototypes
  • Testing
  • Seas

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    Kofoed, J. P., Tetu, A., Ferri, F., Margheritini, L., Sonalier, N., & Larsen, T. (2018). Real Sea Testing of a Small Scale Weptos WEC Prototype. In ASME 2018 Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE (Vol. 10: Ocean Renewable Energy, pp. V010T09A022). [OMAE2018-77173] American Society of Mechanical Engineers. International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2018-77173