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Hydrodynamic Modelling of An Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Including Power Take-Off

Benites Munoz, D; Huang, L; Anderlini, E; Marín-Lopez, J; Thomas, G; (2020) Hydrodynamic Modelling of An Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Including Power Take-Off. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering , 8 (10) , Article 771. 10.3390/jmse8100771. Green open access

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Abstract

To estimate the response of wave energy converters to different sea environments accurately is an ongoing challenge for researchers and industry, considering that there has to be a balance between guaranteeing their integrity whilst extracting the wave energy efficiently. For oscillating wave surge converters, the incident wave field is changed due to the pitching motion of the flap structure. A key component influencing this motion response is the Power Take-Off system used. Based on OpenFOAM, this paper includes the Power Take-off to establish a realistic model to simulate the operation of a three-dimensional oscillating wave surge converter by solving Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations. It examines the relationship between incident waves and the perturbed fluid field near the flap, which is of great importance when performing in arrays as neighbouring devices may influence each other. Furthermore, it investigates the influence of different control strategy systems (active and passive) in the energy extracted from regular waves related to the performance of the device. This system is estimated for each wave frequency considered and the results show the efficiency of the energy extracted from the waves is related to high amplitude pitching motions of the device in short periods of time.

Type: Article
Title: Hydrodynamic Modelling of An Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Including Power Take-Off
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/jmse8100771
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8100771
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Keywords: wave energy; Oscillating Wave Surge Converters; Power Take-Off; OpenFOAM; computer fluid dynamics; overset mesh
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111264
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