Monthly Archives: September 2012

Phase-averaged analysis of an oscillating water column wave energy converter

A. Fleming – Doctoral Dissertation, Australian Maritime College, September, 2012


The work described in this thesis is concerned with the application of phase-averaging to experimental data obtained for a forward-facing bent-duct oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy converter. Experiments were performed on a three-dimensional model of the OWC in monochromatic waves. The research includes the development of new curve-fitting and ensemble-averaging phase-averaging algorithms designed to phase-average two-dimensional particle-imaging velocimetry (PIV) data. The phase-averaged PIV velocity fields were then used for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Continue reading


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Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2012

The Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) was held in Rayleigh, North Carolina from 15-20 September, 2012. A number of marine renewable energy papers were presented at the conference and proceedings are available here.

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Offshore Renewable Energy

F.P. Brennan, Z. Gao, E. Landet, M. Le Boulluec, C.W. Rim, J. Sirkar, L. Sun, H. Suzuki, A. Thiry, F. Trarieux, and C.M. Wang – 18th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, September, 2012


This report describes recent activity of the international ship and offshore industry and the researchers that support it, with specific regard to current pertinent issues and trends relating to Offshore Renewable Energy. The present report has focused on offshore wind, which is by far the most technically and commercially developed of all the offshore renewable energy technologies.


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Nearshore Wave Predictions along the Oregon and Southwest Washington Coast

G. García-Medina – Masters thesis, Oregon State University, September, 2012


This thesis contains a manuscript describing the implementation of a high resolution wave forecasting model for the coasts of Washington and Oregon. The purpose of this project was to advance the wave predictive capabilities of the states of Oregon and the southwest part of Washington by including the effects of local bathymetric features in the operational forecasts. A 30 arc-second resolution wave forecasting model was implemented making use of the WAVEWATCH III numerical code covering the coastal region from Klamath, CA to Taholah, WA. The wave forecasts extend to the continental shelf at this resolution. Continue reading

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