A method for energy and resource assessment of waves in finite water depths

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dc.contributor.author Sheng, Wanan
dc.contributor.author Li, Hui
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-10T11:20:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-10T11:20:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-02
dc.identifier.citation Sheng, W. and Li, H. (2017) 'A method for energy and resource assessment of waves in finite water depths', Energies, 10(4), 460 (17 pp). doi:10.3390/en10040460 en
dc.identifier.volume 10 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en
dc.identifier.issn 1996-1073
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3936
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en10040460
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a new method for improving the assessment of energy and resources of waves in the cases of finite water depths in which the historical and some ongoing sea wave measurements are simply given in forms of scatter diagrams or the forms of (significant) wave heights and the relevant statistical wave periods, whilst the detailed spectrum information has been discarded, thus no longer available for the purpose of analysis. As a result of such simplified wave data, the assessment for embracing the effects of water depths on wave energy and resources becomes either difficult or inaccurate. In many practical cases, the effects of water depths are simply ignored because the formulas for deep-water waves are frequently employed. This simplification may cause large energy under-estimations for the sea waves in finite water depths. To improve the wave energy assessment for such much-simplified wave data, an approximate method is proposed for approximating the effect of water depth in this research, for which the wave energy period or the calculated peak period can be taken as the reference period for implementing the approximation. The examples for both theoretical and measured spectra show that the proposed method can significantly reduce the errors on wave energy assessment due to the approximations and inclusions of the effects of finite water depths. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (Grant No. 12/RC/2302); e National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51409118) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) en
dc.subject Wave energy en
dc.subject Wave energy assessment en
dc.subject Finite water depth en
dc.subject Energy assessment method en
dc.subject Wave energy resources en
dc.title A method for energy and resource assessment of waves in finite water depths en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Wanan Sheng, Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: w.sheng@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-05-10T11:10:11Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.contributor.funder National Natural Science Foundation of China en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energies en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress W.Sheng@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 460


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