Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter

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dc.contributor.author Benreguig, Pierre
dc.contributor.author Vicente, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Dunne, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Jimmy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-11T10:12:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-11T10:12:32Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Benreguig, P., Vicente, M., Dunne, A. and Murphy, J., 2019. Modelling Approaches of a Closed-Circuit OWC Wave Energy Converter. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7(2), 23 (18pp) DOI: 10.3390/jmse7020023 en
dc.identifier.volume 7 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.identifier.issn 2077-1312
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7586
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/jmse7020023
dc.description.abstract The Tupperwave device is a wave energy converter based on the Oscillating Water Column (OWC) concept. Unlike conventional OWC devices, which are opened to the atmosphere, the Tupperwave device works in closed-circuit and uses non-return valves and accumulator chambers to create a smooth unidirectional flow across a unidirectional turbine. The EU-funded OceanEraNet project called Tupperwave was undertaken by a consortium of academic and industrial partners, aimed at designing and modelling the Tupperwave device. The device was numerically modelled using two different methods. It was also physically modelled at the laboratory scale. The various modelling methods are discussed and compared. An analysis of the dependence of the device efficiency on the valves and turbine aerodynamic damping is carried out, using both physical and numerical approaches. en
dc.description.sponsorship OCEANERA-NET European Network (OCN/00028) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI en
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dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Wave energy conversion en
dc.subject Oscillating water column en
dc.subject Closed-circuit en
dc.subject Non-return valves en
dc.subject Numerical modelling en
dc.subject Physical modelling en
dc.title Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Pierre Benreguig, Engineering Department, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: pierre.benreguig@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder OCEANERA-NET European Network en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Marine Science and Engineering en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress pierre.benreguig@ucc.ie
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