Experimental Study of Shape Parameter of Land-based OWC Wave Energy Converter Koo, Weon-Cheol; Kwon, Jin-Sung; Kim, Jun-Dong; Kim, Sung-Jae; Kim, Min-Woo; Choi, Mun-Kwan;
The aim of this experimental study was to analyze the effect of the shape parameters and chamber pressure of a land-based oscillating water column (OWC) in regular incident waves. The magnitude of the free surface elevations inside the chamber was measured in a two-dimensional wave tank for various chamber skirt drafts and bottom slope angles. The surface elevations were also measured under both open chamber and partially open chamber conditions. From these measurements, the optimum shape of the OWC device could be predicted for the maximum wave energy conversion efficiency. It was found that the resonance frequency of the OWC system associated with incident waves moved toward the long wave region with increments of the draft of the chamber skirt and bottom slope. The behavior of the free surface elevation inside the chamber was also found to be dependent on the chamber pressure.
Oscillating water column (OWC);Wave energy converter;Chamber pressure;Water surface elevation;Wave tank experiment;
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