Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection

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Abstract

This paper deals with wave energy converters used to reduce the wave height along shorelines. For this study the Wave Dragon wave energy converter is chosen. The wave height reduction from a single device has been evaluated from physical model tests in scale 1:51.8 of the 260 x 150 m, 24 kW/m model. Different stiffness of the mooring system and reflector joints has been tested for different wave steepness and relative floating ratios. The influence of each of these parameters on the wave transmission is presented. Additionally, a numerical case study is performed for the Santander Bay in the northern Spain, to evaluate the potential for reducing wave heights close the shore by means of Wave Dragons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Structures 2011 : proceedings of the 6th international conference
EditorsShigeo Takahashi, Masahiko Isobe, Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Ken-ichiro Shimosako
Number of pages13
Volume1
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
Publication date2011
Pages83-94
ISBN (Print)978 981 4412 20 9 , 978 981 4412 23 0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCoastal Structures 2011 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 6 Sep 20118 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceCoastal Structures 2011
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period06/09/201108/09/2011

Keywords

  • Wave Energy
  • Renewal Energy Sources
  • Wave Energy Converters
  • Contemporary Attenuating Wave Attacks
  • WEC
  • Coastal Protection Structures
  • Wave Height Reduction

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Nørgaard, J. H., Andersen, T. L., & Kofoed, J. P. (2011). Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection. In S. Takahashi, M. Isobe, N. Kobayashi, & K. Shimosako (Eds.), Coastal Structures 2011: proceedings of the 6th international conference (Vol. 1, pp. 83-94). World Scientific.