The structural response of an oscillating wave surge converter to wave slamming

Alan McKinley, Alan Henry, Jonathan Nicholson, Bjoern Elsaesser, Christian Windt

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Abstract

This paper describes the problems in experimentally obtaining hydrodynamic loads on an oscillating wave surge converter during slamming events, with the aim of furthering understanding of full scale hydrodynamic loads that flap type devices must be designed to withstand. Including how hydro-elastic effects and structural response are linked and why they are essential to the measurement of impulsive hydrodynamic loads. A combined experimental and numerical structural response study carried out on a 40th scale Oyster model drew conclusions on the structural vibration observed in the strain gauge load cell measurement. A further structural response study on a piezo electric load measurement device gave an insight into the advantages it could bring to reducing hydro-elastic effects.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
EventInternational Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period15/09/201417/09/2014

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Slamming (ships)
Hydrodynamics
Surges (fluid)
Electric loads
Strain gages

Keywords

  • Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
  • Oyster
  • slam
  • Slamming Impact

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McKinley, A., Henry, A., Nicholson, J., Elsaesser, B., & Windt, C. (2014). The structural response of an oscillating wave surge converter to wave slamming. Paper presented at International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
McKinley, Alan ; Henry, Alan ; Nicholson, Jonathan ; Elsaesser, Bjoern ; Windt, Christian. / The structural response of an oscillating wave surge converter to wave slamming. Paper presented at International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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McKinley, A, Henry, A, Nicholson, J, Elsaesser, B & Windt, C 2014, 'The structural response of an oscillating wave surge converter to wave slamming', Paper presented at International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 15/09/2014 - 17/09/2014.

The structural response of an oscillating wave surge converter to wave slamming. / McKinley, Alan; Henry, Alan; Nicholson, Jonathan; Elsaesser, Bjoern; Windt, Christian.

2014. Paper presented at International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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