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Title: Flap gate farm: from Venice lagoon defense to resonating wave energy production. Part 2: synchronous response to incident waves in open sea
Authors: Michele, S.
Sammarco, P.
d'Errico, M.
Renzi, Emiliano
Abdolali, A.
Bellotti, G.
Dias, F.
Keywords: Flap gate energy
Wave-body interaction
Resonance
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MICHELE, S. ...et al., 2015. Flap gate farm: from Venice lagoon defense to resonating wave energy production. Part 2: synchronous response to incident waves in open sea. Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 52, pp 43-61.
Abstract: We consider a flap gate farm, i.e. a series of P arrays, each made of Q neighbouring flap gates, in an open sea of constant depth, forced by monochro-matic incident waves. The effect of the gate thickness on the dynamics of the system is taken into account. By means of Green’s theorem a system of hypersingular integral equations for the velocity potential in the fluid domain is solved in terms of Legendre polynomials. We show that synchronous excitation of the natural frequencies of Sammarco et al. (Applied Ocean Re- search 43, 206–213, 2013) yields large amplitude response of gate motion. This aspect is fundamental for the optimisation of the gate farm for energy production.
Sponsor: The work of F.D. is supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the research project \High-end computational modelling for wave energy systems" (Grant number SFI/10/IN.1/12996) in collaboration with Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI), the SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research - (12/RC/2302).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2015.05.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18421
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2015.05.002
ISSN: 0141-1187
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