A series of physical experiments are carried out to investigate the hydrodynamic performance of a bottom-hinged flap-type oscillating wave surge converter (OWSC). The power take-off (PTO) system in the OWSC is achieved with the magnetic powder brake. Both regular and irregular wave conditions are considered. It is observed that the capture width ratio (CWR) of the proposed OWSC is strongly affected by the PTO damping torque, incident wave amplitude, inertia of the structure and wave spectrum etc.
Ning, Dezhi; Liu, Chengguo; Zhang, Chongwei; Göteman, Malin; Zhao, Haitao; and Teng, Bin
"HYDRODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF AN OSCILLATING WAVE SURGE CONVERTER IN REGULAR AND IRREGULAR WAVES: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 25:
5, Article 4.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol25/iss5/4