Surface profile prediction from bottom pressure measurements with application to marine current generators

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dc.contributor.author Compelli, Alan
dc.contributor.author Henry, David
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Gareth P.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-14T12:07:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-14T12:07:57Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Compelli, A., Henry, D. and Thomas, G. (2019) 'Surface profile prediction from bottom pressure measurements with application to marine current generators', 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Naples, Italy, 01-06 September. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11322
dc.description.abstract A knowledge of wave kinematics is requisite for most aspects of marine engineering, yet still relatively little is known in the context of wave-current interactions. There is a requirement for wavepower applications to predict the wavefield at a Wave Energy Converter (WEC), particularly for the application of control algorithms. For marine current generators a similar requirement arises. The modelling of wave-current interactions possesses a rich history, yet the presence of vorticity immediately introduces major mathematical complications into modelling considerations. Improving our understanding of the relationship between the dynamic pressure function and the underlying fluid kinematics for rotational ocean waves has implications for both wave and tidal resource characterisation. This paper considers the pressure-streamfunction relationship for a train of regular water waves propagating on a steady current, which may possess an arbitrary distribution of vorticity, in two dimensions. Using a novel pressure-streamfunction reformulation of the governing equations, an explicit formula was recently derived by two of the authors in terms of series solutions detailing the relationship between the pressure, streamfunction and the vorticity distributions. In particular, for linear waves, a description is provided of the role which the pressure function on the sea-bed plays in determining the free- surface profile elevation. These are the first results in this direction for water waves with vorticity, and it is shown that this approach provides a good approximation for a range of current conditions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) en
dc.subject Pressure recovery en
dc.subject Surface prediction en
dc.subject Wave-current interactions en
dc.title Surface profile prediction from bottom pressure measurements with application to marine current generators en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother David Henry, School Of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: d.henry@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2021-05-10T19:34:35Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Naples, Italy en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.henry@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.thomas@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.thomas@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Career Development Award/13/CDA/2117/IE/Nonlinear wave-current interactions in the nearshore: addressing the role of vorticity and nonlinearity in the modelling of ocean energy/ en


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