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The paper reports on 2D small scale experiments conducted to investigate wave loadings acting on a pilot project of device for the conversion of wave energy into electricity. The conversion concept is based on the overtopping principle and the structure is worldwide known with the acronym SSG. The hydraulic model tests have been carried out at the LInC laboratory of the University of Naples Federico II using random waves. Results indicate wave overtopping is able to cause a sudden inversion of vertical force under wave crest, so that it is alternatively upward and downward directed over a short time interval. It is also shown that two calculation methods widely employed in the Japanese design practice of vertical face breakwaters, namely Goda (1975) and Hiroi (1919), could be used to achieve safe estimates of the hydrodynamic loadings.
|Journal||Journal of Coastal Research|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||The International Coastal Symposium - Szczecin, Poland|
Duration: 9 May 2011 → 14 May 2011
Conference number: 11
|Conference||The International Coastal Symposium|
|Period||09/05/2011 → 14/05/2011|
- Seawave Slot-Cone Generator (SSG)
- Wave Energy
- Wave Forces
- Wave Pressures
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