Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control

L. Victor, Peter A Troch, J. P. Kofoed

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Abstract

In this paper, the results of a study on the effects of geometry control on the performance of overtopping wave energy converters with a simple geometry built in coastal structures (simple OWECs) are presented. Empirical formulae, derived based on experimental tests on simple OWECs with varying geometry, are applied to a number of test cases. It appears that adapting the slope angle and crest freeboard of a simple OWEC to the sea states at a specific nearshore location, can result in significant increases in obtained hydraulic power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages606-613
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Other

Other21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period6/19/116/24/11

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Keywords

  • Crest freeboard
  • Geometry control
  • Optimal geometry
  • Overtopping
  • Slope angle
  • Wave energy converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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Victor, L., Troch, P. A., & Kofoed, J. P. (2011). Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control. In Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 606-613)

Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control. / Victor, L.; Troch, Peter A; Kofoed, J. P.

Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. 2011. p. 606-613.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Victor, L, Troch, PA & Kofoed, JP 2011, Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control. in Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. pp. 606-613, 21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011, Maui, HI, United States, 6/19/11.
Victor L, Troch PA, Kofoed JP. Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control. In Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. 2011. p. 606-613
Victor, L. ; Troch, Peter A ; Kofoed, J. P. / Optimization of overtopping wave energy converters by geometry control. Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. 2011. pp. 606-613
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