Applying site-specific resource assessment: emulation of representative EMEC seas in the FloWave facility

S. Draycott, T. Davey, D. M. Ingram, J. Lawrence, A. Day, L. Johanning

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Abstract

The realism of wave tank tests can be improved by the use of site-specific buoy data. However, representing and reproducing vast quantities of complex wave buoy data within practical time constraints can be challenging. In this paper the process of classifying, generating and measuring 'representative' directional spectra in FloWave is presented. Two years of buoy data, from the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney, UK, is manipulated to give a small number of groups. It is shown that the resulting complex representative sea states can be generated effectively in the FloWave tank.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
EditorsJin S. Chung, Fabian Vorpahl, Sa Young Hong, Ted Kokkinis, Alan M. Wang
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages815-821
Number of pages7
Volume2015
ISBN (Print)9781880653890
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015 - Kona, Big Island, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKona, Big Island
Period21/06/1526/06/15

Keywords

  • directional spectrum measurement
  • resource assessment
  • tank testing
  • wave site characterisation

Cite this

Draycott, S., Davey, T., Ingram, D. M., Lawrence, J., Day, A., & Johanning, L. (2015). Applying site-specific resource assessment: emulation of representative EMEC seas in the FloWave facility. In J. S. Chung, F. Vorpahl, S. Y. Hong, T. Kokkinis, & A. M. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (Vol. 2015, pp. 815-821). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.