Hydrodynamic analysis of OWC array in multi-directional waves

J. Geng, Z. Wang, X. L. Zhao, Qingping Zou

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In this paper, based on the linear potential flow theory and the eigenfunction expansion method, we developed a semi-analytical solution for the interaction with Oscillating water column (OWC) array subject to multidirectional wave actions. The hydrodynamic efficiency and reflection coefficient of OWC array under multidirectional waves are obtained and verified by using the law of wave energy flux conservation. The influence of the spectral parameters such as peak wave frequency, peak enhancement factor, mean wave direction and directional spreading parameters (ωp, γ, θ0 and s) is illustrated theoretically. And it is well noticed that the width of the OWCs unit affects the hydrodynamic performance with multi-directional waves as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Renewable Energies Offshore
EditorsC. Guedes Soares
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003360773
ISBN (Print)9781032420035
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2022
Event5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 Nov 202210 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering Series


Conference5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore 2022
Abbreviated titleRENEW 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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