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Optimal pattern of interacting wave power devices
Beels, C.; Troch, P.; De Rouck, J.; Vantorre, M. (2006). Optimal pattern of interacting wave power devices, in: 7e UGent - FirW Doctoraatssymposium. pp. [1]-[2]
In: (2006). 7e UGent - FirW Doctoraatssymposium. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen: Gent. 107 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Wave energy; Wave power devices; Marine
Author keywords
    mild-slope model; farm; wave energy converters

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Abstract
    The contribution of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) to the renewable energy supply is continuously rising. To produce a considerable amount of electricity, wave power devices or WECs need to be placed in a farm.
    In a farm WECs interact and the amount of produced electricity is affected to a certain extent, depending on the lay-out of the farm. In order to find the optimal lay-out WECs are studied in a numerical mild-slope type model, generally used for wave propagation in coastal applications. The existing model is adapted by simulating the energy extraction of a WEC through sponge layers.
    The adjusted model can be used to study the optimal lay-out and electricity production of a farm.

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