Special Issue "Wave Energy Converters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Diego Vicinanza
Department of Civil Engineering, Design, Building and Environment (DICDEA), Seconda Università di Napoli (SUN), Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa (CE), Italy
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Interests: wave energy converters; wave energy assessment; coastal engineering; maritime structures; coastal hydrodynamic; coastal morphodynamic
The wave energy has the potential to be a particularly valuable contributor to a low-carbon energy mix, since, in addition to being very abundant (Brooke, 2003; Clement et al., 2002; Falnes, 2002), it has a different geographic distributions than wind and solar, greater predictability, and less intermittency. Thus, even in the awareness that only a small fraction of this huge resource can be exploited, more than 1000 Wave Energy Converters (WECs) have been patented worldwide.
This Special Issue is simply titled “Wave Energy Converters”, and intends to provide a detailed picture of both the state-of-the-art and the outlook of the WEC technology nowadays. Contributions dealing with environmental aspects or engineering peculiarities (such as structural response and analysis of turbine characteristics) are of course of interest.
An ensemble of interdisciplinary articles will be then collected, which includes reviews and original papers and tackles engineering problems at different scales.
Prof. Diego Vicinanza
Dr. Mariano Buccino
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- wave energy assessment
- hydraulic and electrical efficiency of WECS
- structural response
- interaction between WECs and Marine Environment
- turbine technology