Energies 2013, 6(8), 4045-4077; doi:10.3390/en6084045
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Comparison of the Experimental and Numerical Results of Modelling a 32-Oscillating Water Column (OWC), V-Shaped Floating Wave Energy Converter

1 Center for Ocean Energy Research, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland 2 Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk IT, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Ireland 3 Wave Energy Ireland, Unit F1 Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland
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Received: 11 March 2013; in revised form: 1 July 2013 / Accepted: 8 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy from the Ocean - Wave and Tidal Energy)
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Abstract: Combining offshore wind and wave energy converting apparatuses presents a number of potentially advantageous synergies. To facilitate the development of a proposed floating platform combining these two technologies, proof of concept scale model testing on the wave energy converting component of this platform has been conducted. The wave energy component is based on the well-established concept of the oscillating water column. A numerical model of this component has been developed in the frequency domain, and the work presented here concerns the results of this modelling and testing. The results of both are compared to assess the validity and usefulness of the numerical model.
Keywords: wave energy; oscillating water column; tank testing; modelling; passive control

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Kelly, T.; Dooley, T.; Campbell, J.; Ringwood, J.V. Comparison of the Experimental and Numerical Results of Modelling a 32-Oscillating Water Column (OWC), V-Shaped Floating Wave Energy Converter. Energies 2013, 6, 4045-4077.

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Kelly T, Dooley T, Campbell J, Ringwood JV. Comparison of the Experimental and Numerical Results of Modelling a 32-Oscillating Water Column (OWC), V-Shaped Floating Wave Energy Converter. Energies. 2013; 6(8):4045-4077.

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Kelly, Thomas; Dooley, Thomas; Campbell, John; Ringwood, John V. 2013. "Comparison of the Experimental and Numerical Results of Modelling a 32-Oscillating Water Column (OWC), V-Shaped Floating Wave Energy Converter." Energies 6, no. 8: 4045-4077.

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