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Preliminary experimental observation of surface currents produced by simulating WEC radiation and diffraction wave fields

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posted on 2023-05-23, 12:43 authored by Alan FlemingAlan Fleming, Manasseh, R
The installation of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) in the environment inevitably makes an impact on the environment (whether positive or negative). One area of concern is the development of currents due to the interaction of the wave climate with the WEC and whether this might interfere with the pre-existing processes, such as sediment transport and currents. This paper reports on the observation of surface currents measured in experiments performed on a simple WEC analogue in different experimental conditions and finds that the surface currents are consistent with a pattern of toroidal vortices aligned with the axis along which the body oscillates.

Funding

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

BioPower Systems

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited

Swinburne University of Technology

History

Publication title

Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Pagination

1-7

ISSN

2309-1983

Department/School

Australian Maritime College

Publisher

EWTEC

Place of publication

Ireland

Event title

The 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Event Venue

Cork, Ireland

Date of Event (Start Date)

2017-08-27

Date of Event (End Date)

2017-09-01

Rights statement

Copyright 2017 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Wave energy

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