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Title: Will oscillating wave surge converters survive tsunamis?
Authors: O'Brien, L.
Christodoulides, P.
Renzi, Emiliano
Stefanakis, T.
Dias, F.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: O'BRIEN, L. et al., 2015. Will oscillating wave surge converters survive tsunamis? Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters, 5(4), pp.160-166.
Abstract: With an increasing emphasis on renewable energy resources, wave power technology is becoming one of the realistic solutions. However, the 2011 tsunami in Japan was a harsh reminder of the ferocity of the ocean. It is known that tsunamis are nearly undetectable in the open ocean but as the wave approaches the shore its energy is compressed, creating large destructive waves. The question posed here is whether an oscillating wave surge converter (OWSC) could withstand the force of an incoming tsunami. Several tools are used to provide an answer: an analytical 3D model developed within the framework of linear theory, a numerical model based on the nonlinear shallow water equations and empirical formulas. Numerical results show that run-up and draw-down can be amplified under some circumstances, leading to an OWSC lying on dry ground!
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement ASTARTE No 603839.
Version: Published version
DOI: 10.1016/j.taml.2015.05.008
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18141
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.taml.2015.05.008
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