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Numerical modelling of wave energy absorption by a floating point absorber system
De Backer, G.; Vantorre, M.; Banasiak, R.; Beels, C.; De Rouck, J. (2007). Numerical modelling of wave energy absorption by a floating point absorber system, in: Proceedings of the 17th (2007) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2007): Held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-6, 2007.
In: (2007). Proceedings of the 17th (2007) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2007): Held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 1-6, 2007. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering[s.l.]. ISBN 978-1880653685, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Modelling; Numerical models; Wave energy

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Abstract
    Point absorbers are wave energy converters (WECs) consisting of small (floating) bodies oscillating with either one or more degrees of freedom. They can either move with respect to a fixed reference, or with respect to a floating reference. Different buoy geometries are evaluated to obtain the ideal values of size, shape and draft with regard to power absorption for a given moderate wave climate. In this paper, the performance of a heaving point absorber in a floating platform is analysed in a linear way.

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