In this work we present a preliminary study on a laboratory model of a breaker zone wave energy converter (WEC). It is a heave-surge point absorber, composed by two distinct elements, a buoy and a paddle, which allows the conversion of the wave energy in near-shore region, just before waves break. The model was tested in an experimental wave flume, on a mild slope beach, with different waves breaking on the beach. We found efficiency ranging from 20 to 40 % with respect to the power of the oncoming wave.

A breaker-zone wave energy converter

NEGRI, MARCO;MALAVASI, STEFANO
2013

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In this work we present a preliminary study on a laboratory model of a breaker zone wave energy converter (WEC). It is a heave-surge point absorber, composed by two distinct elements, a buoy and a paddle, which allows the conversion of the wave energy in near-shore region, just before waves break. The model was tested in an experimental wave flume, on a mild slope beach, with different waves breaking on the beach. We found efficiency ranging from 20 to 40 % with respect to the power of the oncoming wave.
ICREPQ’13 - International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality
978-84-695-6965-8
Wave energy; point absorber; nearshore; breaker-zone; heave; surge
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