Assessment of boundary-element method for modelling a free-floating sloped wave energy device. Part 1: numerical modelling

Grégory S. Payne, Jamie R M Taylor, Tom Bruce, Penny Parkin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The boundary-element method has been widely used as a design tool in the offshore and ship building industry for more than 30 years. Its application to wave energy conversion is, however, more recent. This paper deals with the numerical modelling of a free-floating sloped wave energy device. The power take-off mechanism of the device consists of an immersed tube with a piston sliding inside. The modelling is done using the boundary-element method package WAMIT. The model is first worked out for the case where the axis of the tube is vertical. It is then derived for the tube inclined and successfully verified against numerical benchmark data. A companion paper presents results of a detailed comparison with a physical model study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-341
Number of pages9
JournalOcean Engineering
Volume35
Issue number3-4
Early online date22 Oct 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • boundary-element method
  • numerical modelling
  • WAMIT
  • wave energy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Assessment of boundary-element method for modelling a free-floating sloped wave energy device. Part 1: numerical modelling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this