The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective

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    The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective. / Whittaker, T.J.T.; Beattie, W.; Raghunathan, S.; Thompson, A.; Stewart, T.; Curran, R.

    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Water and Maritime Engineering. Vol. 124 3. ed. 1997. p. 189-201.

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    Whittaker, TJT, Beattie, W, Raghunathan, S, Thompson, A, Stewart, T & Curran, R 1997, The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective. in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Water and Maritime Engineering. 3 edn, vol. 124, pp. 189-201. https://doi.org/10.1680/iwtme.1997.29783

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    Whittaker, T. J. T., Beattie, W., Raghunathan, S., Thompson, A., Stewart, T., & Curran, R. (1997). The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Water and Maritime Engineering (3 ed., Vol. 124, pp. 189-201) https://doi.org/10.1680/iwtme.1997.29783

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    Whittaker TJT, Beattie W, Raghunathan S, Thompson A, Stewart T, Curran R. The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Water and Maritime Engineering. 3 ed. Vol. 124. 1997. p. 189-201 https://doi.org/10.1680/iwtme.1997.29783

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    Whittaker, T.J.T. ; Beattie, W. ; Raghunathan, S. ; Thompson, A. ; Stewart, T. ; Curran, R. / The Islay wave power project: an engineering prospective. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers- Water and Maritime Engineering. Vol. 124 3. ed. 1997. pp. 189-201

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