Effects of a vertical wall on wave power absorptions with wave energy converters arrays

KARA, Fuat (2022). Effects of a vertical wall on wave power absorptions with wave energy converters arrays. Renewable Energy, 196, 812-823.

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The application of in-house transient wave-body interaction ITU-WAVE computational tool is extended to predict the wave power absorption with Wave Energy Converters (WECs) arrays in front of a vertical wall using time dependent boundary integral equation method. The vertical wall effect is taken into account with method of images which considers the perfect reflection of incident waves from a vertical wall. The effects of separation distance between WECs as well as a vertical wall and WECs, and heading angles are studied to predict wave power absorption, mean and individual interaction factors which determine the performances of WECs arrays. The numerical results of WECs arrays in front of vertical wall show that both radiation and exciting force parameters are quite different from those of without a vertical wall. The numerical investigations also demonstrate that wave power absorption with an array system in front of a vertical wall are significantly greater than those of without a vertical wall. This is due to nearly trapped and standing waves between a vertical wall and WECs. The prediction of hydrodynamic parameters in front of a vertical wall with present ITU-WAVE are validated against other published numerical, analytical, and experimental results which show satisfactory agreements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy; 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering; 0913 Mechanical Engineering; 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.07.046
Page Range: 812-823
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 11:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 10:46
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30431

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