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Title: The force of a tsunami on a wave energy converter
Authors: O'Brien, Laura 
Renzi, Emiliano 
Dutykh, Denys
Dias, Frederic 
Christodoulides, Paul 
Keywords: Tsunamis;Hydrodynamics;Ocean wave power
Category: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ISOPE
Source: 22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference ISOPE, 2012, Rhodes, Greece
Abstract: With an increasing emphasis on renewable energy resources, wave power technology is fast becoming a realistic solution. However, the recent tsunami in Japan was a harsh reminder of the ferocity of the ocean. It is known that tsunamis are nearly undetectable in the open ocean but as the wave approaches the shore its energy is compressed creating large destructive waves. The question posed here is whether a nearshore wave energy converter (WEC) could withstand the force of an incoming tsunami. The analytical 3D model of Renzi and Dias (2012) developed within the framework of a linear theory and applied to an array of fixed plates is used. The time derivative of the velocity potential allows the hydrodynamic force to be calculated.
ISSN: 10986189
Rights: © 2012 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Type: Conference Papers
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