Modelling of the impact of a wave farm on nearshore sediment transport

Raúl González-Santamaría, Qingping Zou, Shunqi Pan

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This paper presents the results from an integrated modelling system investigating the effects of a wave farm on nearshore sediment transport. Wave Hub project is a large scale demonstration site for the development of the operation of arrays of wave energy generation devices located at the southwest coast of the UK where multiple field measurements took place. The two-way coupled SWAN and ROMS models with nested modelling system were set up at the Wave Hub site and run with and without a wave farm. The model results show that the presence of the wave farm has significant impacts on the nearshore circulation, bed shear stresses and sediment transport. The morphological changes are also altered by the wave farm. The study is the key element for the wave resource characterization and environmental impact assessment of the wave farm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
EditorsPatrick Lynett, Jane McKee Smith
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661119
ISBN (Print)9781629931227
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameCoastal Engineering Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2156-1028


Conference33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleICCE 2012


  • Renewable energy
  • ROMS
  • Sediment transport
  • SWAN
  • Wave Hub
  • Wave-current interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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