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Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device

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Hore, J, Abdussamie, N ORCID: 0000-0002-8628-562X, Ojeda, R ORCID: 0000-0002-2421-0032 and Penesis, I ORCID: 0000-0003-4570-6034 2018 , 'Experimental investigation into the hydrodynamic performance of a TLP-OWC device', in Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference , International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), USA, pp. 627-633 .

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Abstract

Model testing was conducted to investigate the feasibility of a Tension Leg Platform concept for an Oscillating Water Column (TLP-OWC) wave energy converter device. The tested TLP-OWC model was loosely based on a previously tested fixed OWC model modified to accommodate a tension leg mooring system. The designed experimental set-up allowed for the measurements of wave elevation in-phase to the model and inside the OWC chamber, OWC chamber air-pressure, impact wave pressure acting on the front wall, tendon dynamic response and the motion response. The Response Amplitude Operators (RAO’s) were employed in the analysis of the maximum motion response and tendon dynamic response of the model. From the attained results, the experimental investigation determined that the TLP-OWC is a promising concept in pushing OWC wave energy converters offshore. However, further hydrodynamic testing is required to test the global performance of the TLP-OWC in irregular wave conditions.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Hore, J and Abdussamie, N and Ojeda, R and Penesis, I
Keywords: wave energy converters, oscillating water column, tension leg platform
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Publisher: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
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