Spatial Distribution of Wave Pressures on Seawave Slot-Cone Generator

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Abstract

This paper presents results on loading acting on an innovative caisson breakwater for electricity production. The work reported here is part of the European Union Sixth Framework programme priority 6.1 (Sustainable Energy System), contract 019831, titled "Full-scale demonstration of robust and high-efficiency wave energy converter" (WAVESSG). Information on wave loadings acting on Wave Energy Convert (WEC) Seawave Slot-Cone Generator (SSG) exposed to extreme wave conditions are reported. The SSG concept is based on the principle of overtopping and storing the wave energy in several reservoirs placed one above the other. Comprehensive 2D and 3D wave tank model tests were carried out at the Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University (Denmark) in the 3D deep water wave tank. The model scale used was 1:60 of the SSG prototype at the planned location of a pilot plant at the west coast of the island Kvitsøy near Stavanger, Norway. The research study is intended to be of direct use to engineers analyzing design and stability of the pilot plant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Structures 2007 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference : Venice, Italy, 2-4 July 2007
EditorsLeopoldo Franco, Giuseppe R. Tomasicchio, Alberto Lamberti
PublisherWorld Scientific
Publication date2009
Pages829-840
ISBN (Print)9789814280990 (set), 9814280992 (set), 9789814282017 (Volume 2), 9814282014 (Volume 2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventCoastal Structures - Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 Jul 20074 Jul 2007
Conference number: 5

Conference

ConferenceCoastal Structures
Number5
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period02/07/200704/07/2007

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Keywords

  • Electricity Production
  • Breakwaters
  • Caisson Breakwaters
  • Wave Energy
  • Kvitsøy
  • Sustainable Energy

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    Vicinanza, D., Margheritini, L., & Frigaard, P. (2009). Spatial Distribution of Wave Pressures on Seawave Slot-Cone Generator. In L. Franco, G. R. Tomasicchio, & A. Lamberti (Eds.), Coastal Structures 2007: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference : Venice, Italy, 2-4 July 2007 (pp. 829-840). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814282024_0073