Multiple Oscillating Water Column (MOWC) wave energy device reportEntry ID: OWC_ENERGY1
Abstract: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) contracted the University of
Plymouth to prolong the deployment of its prototype Multiple Oscillating Water
Column (MOWC) wave energy device. The prolongation of the sea trials period
allowed the generation of physical data from which an evaluation of the concept
and an estimation of the overall conversion efficiency achieved during the sea
trials period could be calculated.
This report gives a brief background to the origins of the prototype device and
presents the methodology for the analysis of the prototype conversion
efficiency, calculated for the period of the sea trials as 34.5%.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Plymouth
Dataset Title: PROLONGATION OF THE DEPLOYMENT AND MONITORING OF A MULTIPLE OSCILLATING WATER COLUMN WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
1. European Union contract number JOR3-CT98-7026 final report.
2. Tucker.M.J., Pit.E.G., Waves in Ocean Engineering, Elsever Ocean Engineering Book,Series Volume 5, 2001, ISBN 0080435661.
3. Evans.D.V., Power from sea waves, Ann. Rev. Fluid. Mech., 13:157-87, 1981.
4. Maeda.H., Santhakumar.S., Setoguchi.T., Takao.M., Kinoue.Y., Keaneko.K.,
Performance of an impulse turbine with fixed guide vanes for wave power
conversion. Renewable Energy, volume 17, 533-547, 1999
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-18