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Title: Relations for a periodic array of flap-type wave energy converters
Authors: Renzi, Emiliano
Dias, F.
Keywords: Wave energy
Wave-structure interaction
Oscillating wave surge converters
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: RENZI, E. and DIAS, F., 2013. Relations for a periodic array of flap-type wave energy converters. Applied Ocean Research, 39, pp. 31 - 39.
Abstract: This paper investigates the interaction of plane incident waves with a wave farm in the open ocean. The farm consists of a periodic array of large flap-type wave energy converters. A linear inviscid potential-flow model, already developed by the authors for a single flap in a channel, is considered. Asymptotic analysis of the wave field allows to obtain new expressions of the reflection, transmission and radiation coefficients of the system. It is shown that, unlike a line of heaving buoys, an array of flap-type converters is able to exploit resonance of the system transverse modes in order to attain high capture factor levels. Relations between the hydrodynamic coefficients are derived and applied for optimising the power output of the wave farm.
Description: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Ocean Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Ocean Research, vol 39, January 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2012.09.002
Sponsor: This work was funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the research project “High-end computational modelling for wave energy systems”.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2012.09.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17130
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2012.09.002
ISSN: 0141-1187
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