Change of shoreline wave climate caused by the installation of a wave farm is assessed using the SWAN wave model. The 30 MW-rated wave farm is called the ‘Wave Hub’ and will be located 20 km off the north coast of Cornwall, UK. Changes in significant wave height and mean wave period due to the presence of the Wave Hub are presented. The results suggest that the shoreline wave climate will be affected, although the magnitude of effects decreases linearly as wave energy transmitted increases. At probable wave energy transmission levels, the predicted change in shoreline wave climate is small.
Modelling Analysis of the Sensitivity of Shoreline Change to a Wave Farm
Title: Modelling Analysis of the Sensitivity of Shoreline Change to a Wave Farm
April 01, 2007
Journal: Ocean Engineering
Millar, D.; Smith, H.; Reeve, D. (2007). Modelling Analysis of the Sensitivity of Shoreline Change to a Wave Farm. Ocean Engineering, 34(5-6), 884-901.