The Characteristics of Wave Impacts on an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter

Alan Henry, Ashkan Rafiee, Pal Schmitt, Frederic Dias, Trevor Whittaker

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Abstract

Wave impacts on an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter are examined using experimental and numerical methods. The mechanics of the impact event are identified experimentally with the use of images recorded with a high speed camera. It is shown that it is the device which impacts the wave rather than a breaking wave impacting the device. Numerical simulations using two different approaches are used to further understand the issue. Good agreement is shown between numerical simulations and experimental measurements at 25th scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of The Twenty-third (2013) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages566-573
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 23rd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - Alaska, Anchorage, United States
Duration: 30 Jun 201305 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe 23rd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period30/06/201305/07/2013

Keywords

  • Wave Energy Converter
  • Oyster
  • OWSC
  • Wave Impact
  • Slam
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

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    Henry, A., Rafiee, A., Schmitt, P., Dias, F., & Whittaker, T. (2013). The Characteristics of Wave Impacts on an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter. In The Proceedings of The Twenty-third (2013) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 566-573) http://www.isope.org/publications/publications.htm