Analytical and experimental investigation on the hydrodynamic performance of onshore wave-power devices

D. J. Wang, M. Katory, Yok Sheung Li

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The hydrodynamic performance of the oscillating water column type shoreline-mounted wave-power device is numerically studied within linear wave theory by using a boundary element method based on the Wehausen and Laitone 3D shallow water Green's function. In order to verify the numerical model, a 1:12 physical model with different bottom slopes was constructed and tested in a wave basin under regular wave conditions. The effects of the bottom slope on the hydrodynamic performance are investigated by both analytical and experimental methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-885
Number of pages15
JournalOcean Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2002


  • 3D Boundary element method
  • Oscillating water column
  • Wave energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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