Multiple Oscillating Water Column (MOWC) wave energy device report
Entry ID: OWC_ENERGY1

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Summary
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%.

This report can be found at:
"http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/renewables/publications/pdfs/v0600190.pdf"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 67.0 S: -60.0  E: 20.0  W: -100.0

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


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE >WAVE ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS
SOCIETY
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS


Platform
OCEAN PLATFORMS    [Information]


Project
MOWC >Multiple Oscillating Water Column    [Information]


Keywords
WAVE
ENERGY
OWC
OCEAN


Originating Center
University of Plymouth, UK


Data Center
Department of Trade and Industry, UNITED KINGDOM    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.dti.gov.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLIVE SARJANSTON
Email: clive.sarjantson at dti.gsi.gov.uk
Country: United Kingdom


UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH, UK    [Information]
Data Center URL: www.plym.ac.uk

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. JOHN CHUDLEY
Phone: +44 (0)1752 232639
Contact Address:
Room 101, Moneycentre, Drake Circus
City: Plymouth
Province or State: Devon
Postal Code: PL4 8AA
Country: United Kingdom



Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. Y. MING DAI
Phone: +44 (0)1752 232449
Email: ming.dai at plymouth.ac.uk
Contact Address:
School of Engineering
City: Plymouth
Province or State: Devon
Country: United Kingdom


Personnel
E. BRANCH
Role: DIF AUTHOR


Publications/References
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

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-18

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