Wave energy converter configuration in dual wave farms

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dc.contributor.authorBergillos, Rafael J.
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Delgado, Cristobal
dc.contributor.authorAllen, James
dc.contributor.authorIglesias, Gregorio
dc.contributor.funderMarie Curieen
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Gobierno de Españaen
dc.contributor.funderSeventh Framework Programmeen
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T15:41:49Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T15:41:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-11
dc.date.updated2020-01-08T15:32:31Z
dc.description.abstractWave farms, i.e., arrays of Wave Energy Converters (WECs), have recently been proven to be effective in fulfilling the dual function of carbon-free energy generation and coastal protection. In this paper these dual-function wave farms are referred as dual wave farms. The objective of this work is to investigate the influence of the WEC configuration on the performance of these dual wave farms through a case study: a dual wave farm consisting of WaveCat WECs deployed off an eroding beach. WaveCat is a floating overtopping WEC consisting of two hulls joined by their stern, forming a wedge. Two configurations are considered, with wedge angles of 30° and 60°. To characterize wave-WEC interaction, laboratory tests of a 1:30 WaveCat model are conducted using the two configurations and low-, mid- and high-energy sea states characteristic of the study area. The reflection and transmission coefficients obtained from the laboratory tests are inputted into a suite of numerical models to investigate the hydro- and morphodynamics of the beach. We find that the smaller wedge angle (30°) WECs afford more (less) coastal protection - quantified in terms of dry beach area availability - for short (long) peak periods than WECs with . These results allow us to conclude that, for optimum performance of dual wave farms, WEC geometry should be adapted dynamically to the sea state.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission (WAVEIMPACT (PCIG-13-GA-2013-618556, European Commission, Marie Curie fellowship, fellow GI) and ICE (Intelligent Community Energy, European Commision, Contract no. 5025)); Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Gobierno de España (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (ProgramaJuan de la Cierva 2017; FJCI-2017-31781)en
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionAccepted Versionen
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dc.identifier.citationBergillos, R. J., Rodriguez-Delgado, C., Allen, J. and Iglesias, G. (2019) 'Wave energy converter configuration in dual wave farms', Ocean Engineering, 178, pp. 204-214. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.03.001en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.03.001en
dc.identifier.endpage214en
dc.identifier.issn0029-8018
dc.identifier.journaltitleOcean Engineeringen
dc.identifier.startpage204en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10468/9465
dc.identifier.volume178en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/618556/EU/Wave Farm Impacts and Design/WAVEIMPACTen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029801819300939
dc.rights© 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence.en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectOcean energyen
dc.subjectWave farmen
dc.subjectLaboratory experimentsen
dc.subjectNumerical modellingen
dc.subjectDevice designen
dc.titleWave energy converter configuration in dual wave farmsen
dc.typeArticle (peer-reviewed)en
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