Estimation of Wave Power in Korean Coastal Waters

파랑에너지 해석 및 가용량 평가 연구

  • 김현주 (한국기계연구원 선박해양공학연구센터 해양기술연구부) ;
  • 최학선 (한국기계연구원 선박해양공학연구센터 해양기술연구부) ;
  • 김선경 (한국기계연구원 선박해양공학연구센터 해양기술연구부)
  • Published : 1998.02.01


The purpose of this study is to analyze the amount of available wave power and its characteristics related to the development of apractical system for ocean wave energy conversion in Korean coastal waters. The analysis method of wave power was established through comparison between theory and numerical simulation of deep sea wave by Inverse Fourier Transform with random phase method. Based on the results of comparison, wave power was estimated by use of data set from observed offshore and coastal waves and hindasted deep sea waves around the Korean peninsula. Annual mean wave power is estimated as about 1.8 ~ 7.0 kW for every metre of wave frontage at East sea, 1.5~5.3 kW at South sea and 1.0 ~ 4.1 kW at West sea, respectively. Mean wave power along deep sea front of coastal waters of Korea amounts to about 4.7 GW. Regional distribution and seasonal variation of wave power were discussed to develop practical utilization system of wave power of not so high grade of available wave power.


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