Modelling of a flap-type wave energy converter farm in a mild-slope equation model for a wake effect assessment

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dc.contributor.author Tomey-Bozo, Nicolas
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Jimmy
dc.contributor.author Troch, Peter
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Tony
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Gareth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T09:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T09:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-12
dc.identifier.citation Tomey-Bozo, N., Murphy, J., Troch, P., Lewis, T. and Thomas, G. (2017) 'Modelling of a flap-type wave energy converter farm in a mild-slope equation model for a wake effect assessment', IET Renewable Power Generation, 11(9), pp. 142-1152. en
dc.identifier.volume 11 en
dc.identifier.issued 9 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1142 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1152 en
dc.identifier.issn 1752-1424
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6210
dc.identifier.doi 10.1049/iet-rpg.2016.0962
dc.description.abstract It is expected that large farms of wave energy converters (WECs) will be installed and as part of the consenting process it will be necessary to quantify their impact on the local environment. The objective of this study is to assess the impact a WEC farm has on the incoming wave field through the use of a novel methodology. This methodology assesses the changes of the significant wave height surrounding a flap-type WEC farm with a special focus on the lee of the farm. A time-dependent mild-slope equation model is employed to solve the propagation of surface waves and their interaction with the devices. The model represents the devices as obstacle cells with attributed absorption coefficients tuned against near-fields obtained from a boundary element method (BEM) solver. The wake effect of the farm is determined by using a step-by-step approach starting first with an assessment of one device and progressively incrementing to a larger number of flaps. The effect of incident sea states, device separations and water depth changes on the wake effect of the farm is also investigated. This work shows the potential of a WEC farm to reduce significant wave heights on the leeside. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology en
dc.rights © 2017, the Institution of Engineering and Technology. All rights reserved. This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Renewable Power Generation and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at the IET Digital Library. http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/10.1049/iet-rpg.2016.0962 en
dc.subject Wave energy converters en
dc.subject WEC en
dc.subject Wave field en
dc.subject Time-dependent mild-slope equation en
dc.subject Leeside en
dc.subject Wakes
dc.subject Wave power plants
dc.subject Boundary-elements methods
dc.subject BEM solver
dc.subject Surface waves propagation
dc.subject Wake effect assessment
dc.subject Flap-type Wave Energy Converter farm
dc.subject Boundary element method
dc.title Modelling of a flap-type wave energy converter farm in a mild-slope equation model for a wake effect assessment en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James Murphy, School Of Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jimmy.murphy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-05-31T08:47:44Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IET Renewable Power Generation en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Jimmy.murphy@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/607656/EU/OceaNET/OCEANET en


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