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A Study on Development of the Performance Analysis Method of the Floating OWC-WEC Using the MPS Method

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Yutaro Sasahara, Mitsuhiro Masuda, Kiyokazu Minami

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. OMAE2015-42049, pp. V006T05A013; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2015-42049
From:
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 6: Ocean Space Utilization
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5654-3
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME

abstract

When concrete examination towards utilization is needed, it is necessary to estimate the safety and the performance of a floating Oscillation Water Column (OWC)-type wave energy converter under abnormal oceanographic phenomenon such as large waves, wave impact force, deck wetness and complex motion of mooring system. Therefore, to choose a proper numerical method is important. This present paper describes a fundamental study about estimation of safety and performance of floating OWC-type wave energy converter using the two-phase flow MPS method. In this research, firstly, new algorithm is installed in order to solve problems of the two-phase flow MPS method. Secondly, applicability to an response analysis of a wharf installation type OWC-WEC of the improved MPS method is examined by wave pressure acting to the OWC-WEC and response in the air chamber of the OWC-WEC.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME

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