Abstract

In the present study, OpenFOAM has been extended for modelling hydrodynamic performance of a flap-type wave energy converter in viscous flow. The numerical results of the OpenFOAM model have been compared with analytical results based on linear potential flow theory. The effects of nonlinearity and viscosity on the wave-induced motion of the oscillating flap are studied as well as the energy absorbing capacity of the device. Parametric analysis has been performed to investigate the dependence of the hydrodynamics of the device on the power take-off system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages849-856
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653890
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015 - Kona, Big Island, USA United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Flap-type
  • Hydrodynamic performance
  • OpenFOAM
  • Viscous flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Chen, L., Zang, J., Hillis, A. J., & Plummer, A. R. (2015). Hydrodynamic performance of a flap-type wave energy converter in viscous flow. In Proceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015 (pp. 849-856). [ISOPE-I-15-713] (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference; Vol. 2015-January). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers. https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ISOPE-I-15-713