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A farm of wave activated bodies for coastal protection purposes
Angelelli, E.; Zanuttigh, B. (2012). A farm of wave activated bodies for coastal protection purposes, in: Lynett, P. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference Coastal Engineering (ICCE), 1-6 July 2012, Santander, Spain. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 33: pp. 1-14
In: Lynett, P.; McKee Smith, J. (Ed.) (2012). Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference Coastal Engineering (ICCE), 1-6 July 2012, Santander, Spain. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 33. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York. ISBN 978-0-9896611-1-9. , more
In: Coastal Engineering Proceedings. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York. ISSN 2156-1028, more

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Keywords
    Calibration; Experiments; Numerical models; Marine
Author keywords
    Floating wave farm; MIKE 21 BW

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  • Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate, more

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  • Angelelli, E.
  • Zanuttigh, B.

Abstract
    This paper aims at investigating the efficacy of a floating farm of wave energy converters for coastal protection purposes through physical and numerical modelling. The experiments were performed in 3D conditions on a basic module consisting of two staggered lines and three devices. The numerical simulations were carried out with the software MIKE 21 BW, developed by DHI Water & Environment & Health, and were calibrated based on the experimental results. Additional configurations were tested by varying the gap long-shore width and the device alignment. Despite the model limitations, i.e. the representation of the devices as fixed porous piles, the numerical results well approximate the average measured transmission coefficient and allow to derive a complete map of the hydrodynamics around the devices.

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