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Wave energy conversion using a blow-jet system
Mendoza-Baldwin, E.; Silva-Casarín, R.; Sánchez-Dirzo, R.; Chávez-Cárdenas, X. (2010). Wave energy conversion using a blow-jet system, in: McKee Smith, J. et al. (Ed.) (2010). Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference Coastal Engineering 2010. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 32: pp. 1-10
In: McKee Smith, J.; Lynett, P. (Ed.) (2010). Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference Coastal Engineering 2010. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 32. Coastal Engineering Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers: New York. , more
In: Coastal Engineering Proceedings. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Shore protection; Waterwave energy conversion; Wave energy; Marine

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  • Mendoza-Baldwin, E.
  • Silva-Casarín, R.
  • Sánchez-Dirzo, R.
  • Chávez-Cárdenas, X.

Abstract
    This paper presents the results of exhaustive experimental work focused on evaluating the efficiency of two devices as wave energy converters and as coastal protection alternatives. The first device is a wave amplifier that by means of overtopping stores water in a reservoir where potential energy can be used to produce power. The second device, the Blow-Jet, is a novel proposal that gathers together the operation of a tapchan and a blowhole to generate an intermittent jet that can easily feed a turbine. Results show that for both devices there is a strong dependency on the wave climate but that there is a possibility of optimizing geometric designs. Transmission coefficient values obtained for the Blow-Jet point to a real chance for its use as a multi-purpose coastal structure.

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