Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters

Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters
Author: Matt Folley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-06-14
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780128032114

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Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters: State-of-the Art Techniques for Single WEC and Converter Arrays presents all the information and techniques required for the numerical modelling of a wave energy converter together with a comparative review of the different available techniques. The authors provide clear details on the subject and guidance on its use for WEC design, covering topics such as boundary element methods, frequency domain models, spectral domain models, time domain models, non linear potential flow models, CFD models, semi analytical models, phase resolving wave propagation models, phase averaging wave propagation models, parametric design and control optimization, mean annual energy yield, hydrodynamic loads assessment, and environmental impact assessment. Each chapter starts by defining the fundamental principles underlying the numerical modelling technique and finishes with a discussion of the technique’s limitations and a summary of the main points in the chapter. The contents of the chapters are not limited to a description of the mathematics, but also include details and discussion of the current available tools, examples available in the literature, and verification, validation, and computational requirements. In this way, the key points of each modelling technique can be identified without having to get deeply involved in the mathematical representation that is at the core of each chapter. The book is separated into four parts. The first two parts deal with modelling single wave energy converters; the third part considers the modelling of arrays; and the final part looks at the application of the different modelling techniques to the four most common uses of numerical models. It is ideal for graduate engineers and scientists interested in numerical modelling of wave energy converters, and decision-makers who must review different modelling techniques and assess their suitability and output. Consolidates in one volume information and techniques for the numerical modelling of wave energy converters and converter arrays, which has, up until now, been spread around multiple academic journals and conference proceedings making it difficult to access Presents a comparative review of the different numerical modelling techniques applied to wave energy converters, discussing their limitations, current available tools, examples, and verification, validation, and computational requirements Includes practical examples and simulations available for download at the book’s companion website Identifies key points of each modelling technique without getting deeply involved in the mathematical representation

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy
Author: Arthur Pecher,Jens Peter Kofoed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319398891

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy. The ten chapters highlight the key rules of thumb, address all the main technical engineering aspects and describe in detail all the key aspects to be considered in the techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book answers questions relevant to readers of different backgrounds, from developers, private and public investors, to students and researchers. It is thereby a valuable resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners in the wave energy sector.

Physical and Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converter Arrays

Physical and Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converter Arrays
Author: Paul Lamont-Kane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1064609328

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Advanced Numerical Modelling of Wave Structure Interaction

Advanced Numerical Modelling of Wave Structure Interaction
Author: David M Kelly,Angelos Dimakopoulos,Pablo Higuera Caubilla
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-04-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351119535

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This book will serve as a reference guide, and state-of-the-art review, for the wide spectrum of numerical models and computational techniques available to solve some of the most challenging problems in coastal engineering. The topics covered in this book, are explained fundamentally from a numerical perspective and also include practical examples applications. Important classic themes such as wave generation, propagation and breaking, turbulence modelling and sediment transport are complemented by hot topics such as fluid and structure interaction or multi-body interaction to provide an integral overview on numerical techniques for coastal engineering. Through the vision of 10 high impact authors, each an expert in one or more of the fields included in this work, the chapters offer a broad perspective providing several different approaches, which the readers can compare critically to select the most suitable for their needs. Advanced Numerical Modelling of Wave Structure Interaction will be useful for a wide audience, including PhD students, research scientists, numerical model developers and coastal engineering consultants alike.

Numerical Modelling of Responses of Offshore Wave Energy Converters in Extreme Waves

Numerical Modelling of Responses of Offshore Wave Energy Converters in Extreme Waves
Author: Pierre-Henri Musiedlak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1140169915

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Ocean Wave Energy Systems

Ocean Wave Energy Systems
Author: Abdus Samad,S.A Sannasiraj,V Sundar,Paresh Halder
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2021-08-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030787165

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This book offers a timely review of wave energy and its conversion mechanisms. Written having in mind current needs of advanced undergraduates engineering students, it covers the whole process of energy generation, from waves to electricity, in a systematic and comprehensive manner. Upon a general introduction to the field of wave energy, it presents analytical calculation methods for estimating wave energy potential in any given location. Further, it covers power-take off (PTOs), describing their mechanical and electrical aspects in detail, and control systems and algorithms. The book includes chapters written by active researchers with vast experience in their respective filed of specialization. It combines basic aspects with cutting-edge research and methods, and selected case studies. The book offers systematic and practice-oriented knowledge to students, researchers, and professionals in the wave energy sector. Chapters 17 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Renewable Energy in Marine Environment

Renewable Energy in Marine Environment
Author: Eugen Rusu
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783039285280

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The effects of human-caused global warming are obvious, requiring new strategies and approaches. The concept of business-as-usual is now no longer beneficial. Extraction of renewable energy in marine environments represents a viable solution and an important path for the future. These huge renewable energy resources in seas and oceans can be harvested, including wind, tide, and waves. Despite the initial difficulties related mostly to the elevated operational risks in the harsh marine environment, newly developed technologies are economically effective or promising. Simultaneously, many challenges remain to be faced. These are the main issues targeted by the present book, which is associated with the Special Issue of Energies Journal entitled “Renewable Energy in Marine Environment”. Papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, and analytics, as well as assessments, and papers from different disciplines that are relevant to the topic are included. From this perspective, we hope that the results presented are of interest to for scientists and those in related fields such as energy and marine environments, as well as for a wider audience.

Numerical Modelling Tool for Multibody Wave Energy Converters

Numerical Modelling Tool for Multibody Wave Energy Converters
Author: David Ogden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1122181282

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Offshore Renewable Energy Ocean Waves Tides and Offshore Wind

Offshore Renewable Energy  Ocean Waves  Tides and Offshore Wind
Author: Eugen Rusu,Vengatesan Venugopal
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-02-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783038975922

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind" that was published in Energies

Wave Energy Potential Behavior and Extraction

Wave Energy Potential  Behavior and Extraction
Author: Hua Li
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2020-03-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783039283965

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Wave energy has a higher potential than most of the available ocean energy resources; however, it fluctuates dramatically depending on geographical and temporal baselines. The complexity of wave energy is only exacerbated by that fact that the cycle of creation, transport, and disappearance of wave energy is influenced by a wide variety of factors. This Special Issue of Energies explores the latest developments in wave energy potential, behavior, and extraction. This Special Issue introduces 1) thorough reviews on the status of wave energy development, 2) novel technologies to extract wave energy including wave energy converter design, and 3) latest methodologies applied in analyzing wave energy potentials.

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
Author: Aurelien Babarit
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-11-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780081023907

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The waves that animate the surface of the oceans represent a deposit of renewable energy that for the most part is still unexploited today. This is not for lack of effort, as for more than two hundred years inventors, researchers and engineers have struggled to develop processes and systems to recover the energy of the waves. While all of these efforts have failed to converge towards a satisfactory technological solution, the result is a rich scientific and technical literature as well as extensive and varied feedback from experience. For the uninitiated, this abundance is an obstacle. In order to facilitate familiarization with the subject, we propose in this work a summary of the state of knowledge on the potential of wave energy as well as on the processes and technologies of its recovery (wave energy converters). In particular, we focus on the problem of positioning wave energy in the electricity market, the development of wave energy conversion technologies from a historical perspective, and finally the energy performance of the devices. This work is aimed at students, researchers, developers, industry professionals and decision makers who wish to acquire a global perspective and the necessary tools to understand the field. Reviews the state of knowledge and developments on wave energy recovery Presents the history of wave energy recovery Classifies the various systems for recovering this type of energy

Renewable Energies Offshore

Renewable Energies Offshore
Author: C. Guedes Soares
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2015-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315647852

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Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), held in Lisbon, 24-26 November 2014. The conference is a consequence of the importance of the offshore renewable energies worldwide and an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the dev

Ocean Wave Energy

Ocean Wave Energy
Author: Joao Cruz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2007-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783540748953

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The authors of this timely reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion – and they do so for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to machines that convert wave power to electricity and examines state-of-the-art modern systems.

Wave and Tidal Energy

Wave and Tidal Energy
Author: Deborah Greaves,Gregorio Iglesias
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-03-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781119014454

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A comprehensive text covering all aspects of wave and tidal energy Wave and Tidal Energy provides a comprehensive and self-contained review of the developing marine renewable energy sector, drawing from the latest research and from the experience of device testing. The book has a twofold objective: to provide an overview of wave and tidal energy suitable for newcomers to the field and to serve as a reference text for advanced study and practice. Including detail on key issues such as resource characterisation, wave and tidal technology, power systems, numerical and physical modelling, environmental impact and policy. The book also includes an up-to-date review of developments worldwide and case studies of selected projects. Key features: A comprehensive and self-contained text covering all aspects of the multidisciplinary fields of wave and tidal energy. Draws upon the latest research in wave and tidal energy and the experience of leading practitioners in numerical and laboratory modelling. Regional developments worldwide are reviewed and representative projects are presented as case studies. Wave and Tidal Energy is an invaluable resource to a wide range of readers, from engineering students to technical managers and policymakers to postgraduate students and researchers.

OpenFOAM

OpenFOAM
Author: J. Miguel Nóbrega,Hrvoje Jasak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2019-01-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319608464

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This book contains selected papers of the 11th OpenFOAM® Workshop that was held in Guimarães, Portugal, June 26 - 30, 2016. The 11th OpenFOAM® Workshop had more than 140 technical/scientific presentations and 30 courses, and was attended by circa 300 individuals, representing 180 institutions and 30 countries, from all continents. The OpenFOAM® Workshop provided a forum for researchers, industrial users, software developers, consultants and academics working with OpenFOAM® technology. The central part of the Workshop was the two-day conference, where presentations and posters on industrial applications and academic research were shown. OpenFOAM® (Open Source Field Operation and Manipulation) is a free, open source computational toolbox that has a larger user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organizations. As a technology, OpenFOAM® provides an extensive range of features to solve anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics and electromagnetics, among several others. Additionally, the OpenFOAM technology offers complete freedom to customize and extend its functionalities.