Wave Pressures and Loads on a Small Scale Model of the Svåheia SSG Pilot Project

Mariano Buccino, Diego Vicinanza, Francesco Ciardulli, Mario Calabrese, Jens Peter Kofoed

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Abstract

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, could be used to achieve safe estimates of the hydrodynamic loadings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th ewtec 2011 : Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Conference, Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September 2011
EditorsAbuBakr S. Bahaj
Number of pages7
PublisherUniversity of Southampton
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference : EWTEC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period05/09/201109/09/2011

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Keywords

  • Ovetopping Device
  • Wave Forces
  • Hydraulic Modelling
  • Japanese Design Practice
  • Collapsing Breakers

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    Buccino, M., Vicinanza, D., Ciardulli, F., Calabrese, M., & Kofoed, J. P. (2011). Wave Pressures and Loads on a Small Scale Model of the Svåheia SSG Pilot Project. 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.