Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection: A Physical Model Test Study

Conference Paper

Title: Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection: A Physical Model Test Study
Publication Date:
August 09, 2011
Conference Name: Coastal Structures 2011: 6th International Conference
Conference Location: Yokohama, Japan
Pages: 33-34
Publisher: Imperial College Press
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Nørgaard, J.; Andersen, T.; Kofoed, J. (2011). Wave Dragon Wave Energy Converters Used as Coastal Protection: A Physical Model Test Study. Paper Presented at the Coastal Structures 2011: 6th International Conference, Yokohama, Japan.
Abstract: 

This paper deals with wave energy converters used to reduce the wave height along shorelines. For this study the Wave Dragon wave energy converter is chosen. The wave height reduction from a single device has been evaluated from physical model tests in scale 1:51.8 of the 260 x 150 m, 24 kW/m model. Different stiffness of the mooring system and reflector joints has been tested for different wave steepness and relative floating ratios. The influence of each of these parameters on the wave transmission is presented. Additionally, a numerical case study is performed for the Santander Bay in the northern Spain, to evaluate the potential for reducing wave heights close the shore by means of Wave Dragons.

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