Numerical modelling of the sloped IPS buoy wave energy converter

Grégory S. Payne, Jamie R. M. Taylor, Penny Parkin, Stephen H. Salter

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Abstract

The modeling of the sloped IPS buoy, which is a deep-water wave-energy converter concept whose power take-off mechanism relies on water inertia for reference, using the higher order feature of the boundary element method package WAMIT was presented. In a first stage, numerical predictions were compared with experimental data for a configuration where the system motion is constrained to a single degree of freedom. Comparisons were then established, initially for a free-floating configuration with no power take-off system and then with damping applied by a power take-off system. The system was absorbing more wave energy than was incident in the width of the device. For the free-floating configuration with power take-off numerical predictions showed the same trend as experimental measurements but with a discrepancy of 0.06 sec in the wave period for which resonance takes place. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 16th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE (San Francisco, CA 5/28/2006-6/2/2006).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth (2006) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
EditorsJin S. Chung, Seok Won Hong, Peter W. Marshall, Takeshi Komai, Wataru Koterayama
Place of PublicationCalifornia
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages396-402
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1880653664
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 28 May 20062 Jun 2006

Conference

Conference16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period28/05/062/06/06

Keywords

  • experimental measurements
  • numerical modelling
  • WAMIT
  • wave energy

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    Payne, G. S., Taylor, J. R. M., Parkin, P., & Salter, S. H. (2006). Numerical modelling of the sloped IPS buoy wave energy converter. In J. S. Chung, S. W. Hong, P. W. Marshall, T. Komai, & W. Koterayama (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth (2006) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 396-402). California: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.