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Performance Prediction of an OWC Wave Power Plant with 3-D Characteristics in Regular Waves
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 Title & Authors
Performance Prediction of an OWC Wave Power Plant with 3-D Characteristics in Regular Waves
Hong, Do-Chun; Hong, Keyyong;
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 Abstract
The primary wave energy conversion by a three-dimensional bottom-mounted oscillating water column (OWC) wave power device in regular waves has been studied. The linear potential boundary value problem has been solved following the boundary matching method. The optimum shape parameters such as the chamber length and the depth of the front skirt of the OWC chamber obtained through two-dimensional numerical tests in the frequency domain have been applied in the design of the present OWC chamber. Time-mean wave power converted by the OWC device and the time-mean second-order wave forces on the OWC chamber structure have been presented for different wave incidence angles in the frequency-domain. It has been shown that the peak period of for the optimum damping parameter coincides with the peak period of the time.mean wave drift force when ${\gamma}
 Keywords
three-dimensional wave diffraction theory;oscillating water column (OWC);bottom-mounted OWC wave power device;oscillating pressure drop;equivalent linear damping;frequency-domain wave power response amplitude operator;
 Language
English
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