The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array

Kieran Monk, Qingping Zou, Daniel Conley

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Abstract

A computationally efficient approximate analytical solution based on the classic solution for diffraction about a semi-infinite breakwater, is developed to assess the wave energy shadow down-wave of a single row array of overtopping type wave energy converters approximated as partially transmitting breakwater segments. The approximations associated with the solution are mitigated by a comparison with the mathematically exact but computationally expensive boundary element method for the same problem. The approximate analytical solution is compared with a hypothetical solution where diffraction is not accounted for to quantify the net re-distribution of wave energy by the diffraction mechanism with increasing down-wave distance from the array.

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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameCoastal Engineering Proceedings
Number33
ISSN (Electronic)2156-1028

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleICCE 2012
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period1/07/126/07/12

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Keywords

  • Breakwater
  • Diffraction
  • Scattering
  • Wave dragon
  • Wave energy converter
  • Wave energy shadow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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Monk, K., Zou, Q., & Conley, D. (2012). The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array. In P. Lynett, & J. McKee Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012 (Coastal Engineering Proceedings; No. 33). Coastal Engineering Research Council. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.waves.16
Monk, Kieran ; Zou, Qingping ; Conley, Daniel. / The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array. Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012. editor / Patrick Lynett ; Jane McKee Smith. Coastal Engineering Research Council, 2012. (Coastal Engineering Proceedings; 33).
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Monk, K, Zou, Q & Conley, D 2012, The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array. in P Lynett & J McKee Smith (eds), Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, no. 33, Coastal Engineering Research Council, 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, Santander, Spain, 1/07/12. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.waves.16

The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array. / Monk, Kieran; Zou, Qingping; Conley, Daniel.

Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012. ed. / Patrick Lynett; Jane McKee Smith. Coastal Engineering Research Council, 2012. (Coastal Engineering Proceedings; No. 33).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Monk K, Zou Q, Conley D. The effect of diffraction on the redistribution of wave energy in the lee of an overtopping type wave enegry converter array. In Lynett P, McKee Smith J, editors, Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012. Coastal Engineering Research Council. 2012. (Coastal Engineering Proceedings; 33). https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.waves.16