Effects of tidal range on mooring systems of wave energy converters

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Bhinder, Majid A.
dc.contributor.author Casaubieilh, Pierre
dc.contributor.author Sheng, Wanan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-28T15:49:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-28T15:49:11Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, S., Bhinder, M. A., Casaubieilh, P. and Sheng, W. (2015) 'Effects of tidal range on mooring systems of wave energy converters', 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Nantes, France, 6-11 September. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2805
dc.description.abstract Wave energy converters are currently proposed to be deployed near coastal area for the closeness to the infrastructure and for ease of maintenance in order to reduce operational costs. The motivation behind this work is the fact that the deployment depths during the highest and lowest tides will have a significant effect on the mooring system of WECs. In this paper, the issue will be investigated by numerical modelling (using ANSYS AQWA) for both catenary and taut moorings to examine the performance of the mooring system in varying tides. The case study being considered is the ¼- scale wave energy test site in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland where some marine renewable energy devices can be tested. In this test site, the tidal range is macro-tidal with a range of approximately 6 m which is a large value relative to the water depth. In the numerical analysis, ANSYS AQWA suite has been used to simulate moored devices under wave excitation at varying tidal ranges. Results show that the highest tide will give rise to larger forces. While at lower depths, slackening of the mooring occurs. Therefore, the mooring lines must be designed to accommodate both situations. en
dc.description.uri http://www.ewtec.org/conferences/ewtec-2015/ en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher EWTEC en
dc.relation.ispartof 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC)
dc.relation.uri http://www.ewtec.org/proceedings/
dc.rights © 2015 EWTEC en
dc.subject Mooring en
dc.subject Tidal range en
dc.subject Wave energy converters en
dc.subject ANSYS AQWA en
dc.subject Galway Bay en
dc.title Effects of tidal range on mooring systems of wave energy converters en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Majid Bhinder, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mbhinder@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2016-06-27T15:23:49Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mbhinder@ucc.ie en


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