An experimental and analytical investigation on the hydrodynamic efficiency of a cylindrical oscillating water column wave energy device

Dai, Saishuai and Day, Sandy and Xiao, Qing (2014) An experimental and analytical investigation on the hydrodynamic efficiency of a cylindrical oscillating water column wave energy device. In: ICMT 2014, 2014-07-07 - 2014-07-09, University of Strathclyde.

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    Abstract

    Three-dimensional cylindrical Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy device is investigated in this work using both experimental and analytical methods. Non-linear Power take off system is simulated by an orifices-plate. Three different damping levels’ effects are studied. Results show that analytical method combining damping effect, taken from experiment, can provide a better prediction for the experiment. However, analytical method fails to include viscous effect. In addition, present results also suggests that in low wave frequency region, high damping leads to a better performance in capture factor as compared to a low damping case.

    ORCID iDs

    Dai, Saishuai ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9666-6346, Day, Sandy ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6798-3468 and Xiao, Qing ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8512-5299;