Picture of blood cells

Open Access research which pushes advances in bionanotechnology

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) , based within the Faculty of Science.

SIPBS is a major research centre in Scotland focusing on 'new medicines', 'better medicines' and 'better use of medicines'. This includes the exploration of nanoparticles and nanomedicines within the wider research agenda of bionanotechnology, in which the tools of nanotechnology are applied to solve biological problems. At SIPBS multidisciplinary approaches are also pursued to improve bioscience understanding of novel therapeutic targets with the aim of developing therapeutic interventions and the investigation, development and manufacture of drug substances and products.

Explore the Open Access research of SIPBS. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

Assessment of boundary-element method for modelling a free-floating sloped wave energy device. Part 1 : numerical modelling

Payne, Grégory S. and Taylor, Jamie R M and Bruce, Tom and Parkin, Penny (2008) Assessment of boundary-element method for modelling a free-floating sloped wave energy device. Part 1 : numerical modelling. Ocean Engineering, 35 (3-4). pp. 333-341. ISSN 0029-8018

[img]
Preview
Text (Payne-etal-OE-2008-Assessment-of-boundary-element-method-for-modelling)
Payne_etal_OE_2008_Assessment_of_boundary_element_method_for_modelling.pdf
Accepted Author Manuscript
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 logo

Download (706kB)| Preview

    Abstract

    The boundary-element method has been widely used as a design tool in the offshore and ship building industry for more than 30 years. Its application to wave energy conversion is, however, more recent. This paper deals with the numerical modelling of a free-floating sloped wave energy device. The power take-off mechanism of the device consists of an immersed tube with a piston sliding inside. The modelling is done using the boundary-element method package WAMIT. The model is first worked out for the case where the axis of the tube is vertical. It is then derived for the tube inclined and successfully verified against numerical benchmark data. A companion paper presents results of a detailed comparison with a physical model study.