This study investigates the performance of a piston-type porous wave energy converter (PTPWEC), which consists of a solid wall, a vertical porous plate, a transmission bar, a rigid block constrained by rollers, a spring, and a damper. The PTPWEC is subjected to dynamic external loading by wave actions. To simulate this dynamic system, a mathematical model is used with a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) system. Linear wave theory governs the entire fluid domain, which is divided into two regions by the vertical porous plate. Darcy's law is applied to flow through the porous plate. Finally, this investigation employs an eigenfunction expansion to yield a solution. A series of numerical experiments are conducted to determine the hydrodynamic added mass, radiation damping, converter response, and instantaneous mechanical power obtained from the wave.
Yueh, Ching-Yun and Chuang, Shih-Hsuan
"A PISTON-TYPE POROUS WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER THEORY,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 21:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol21/iss3/9