Focusing Wave Energy for Wave Energy Converter Applications

Wave tank tests at Stevens Institute of Technology quantified the ability of near-surface platforms to concentrate wave energy over the platform.

Due to the instantaneous change in water depth, Mass, Energy, and Power are Conserved in this Process. The Energy and Power concentration factors ranged from 1 to 4 times the incident wave power as a function of incident wave period, wave height, and platform depth. Platform slope was set to zero for all 300 plus wave runs at platform top surface depths varying from 0.15m to 1.10m.
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DOE Project Name: Focusing Wave Energy for Wave Energy Converter Applications
DOE Project Number: EE0012345
DOE Project Lead: Gary Nowakowski
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Data from August, 2010
Submitted Aug 20, 2018

Martin & Ottaway




Michael Raftery
Martin Ottaway


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, wave, WEC, tank test, lab test, technology, platform


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