The Simulation of Oscillating Wave Surge Converters using a Boussinesq Model: Wave Disturbances Around an Array

Charles Greenwood, David Christie

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Abstract

A new method for simulating a frequency independent absorption within DHI’s Mike 21 Boussinesq wave (BW) model is presented. This provides an increase in the accuracy of the simulation of wave processes around a hypothetical WEC array. Multiple monochromatic wave simulations are combined to represent a wave spectrum. Wave device characteristics are then simulated using porosity layers. A frequency dependent porosity for each device is then applied based on data taken from an experimental study. This method is tested for nearshore shallow water devices where the wave energy disturbance is quantified for flat and varying domain gradients.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Subtitle of host publicationThe Twenty-fifth International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Place of PublicationKona, Hawaii, USA
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-880653-89-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2015
Event25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) - Hawaii, Kona, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)
CountryUnited States
CityKona
Period22/06/1526/06/15

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Keywords

  • Wave-device interactions
  • Boussinesq wave model
  • Frequency dependent absorption
  • Wave energy modelling
  • Coastal impacts

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Greenwood, C., & Christie, D. (2015). The Simulation of Oscillating Wave Surge Converters using a Boussinesq Model: Wave Disturbances Around an Array. In International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers: The Twenty-fifth International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference [ISOPE-I-15-722] Kona, Hawaii, USA.