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The purpose of this paper is to examine the hydrodynamics around floating wave energy converters (f-WECs). In particular, the paper considers the case of the f-WEC of the Wave Activated Body type, named DEXA. Based on 3D wave experiments in the Laboratory of the Aalborg University (DK), the modified wave field around a wave energy farm (composed by three 1:60 scale models) and around a single device (1:30 scale model) is investigated. Specific results include wave reflection, wave transmission and wave disturbance around the device. The results are examined considering scale effects, influence of wave length and wave steepness.
|Title of host publication||9th ewtec 2011 : Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011|
|Editors||AbuBakr S. Bahaj|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publisher||University of Southampton|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||The 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2011 → 9 Sep 2011
|Conference||The 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011|
|Period||05/09/2011 → 09/09/2011|
Bibliographical notePublished on a cd.
- Wave Energy Converters
- Wave Farm
- Transmission Coefficient
- Coastal Protection
Zanuttigh, B., Angelelli, E., Castagnetti, M., Kofoed, J. P., Martinelli, L., & Clausen, L. (2011). The Wave Field around DEXA Devices and Implications for Coastal Protection. 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.