Float Response within an Array: Numerical and Experimental Comparison

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Numerical studies have shown that the power capture and displacement amplitude of a body located within an array can be significantly greater than that of the same body in isolation. Linear models of array interactions, such as those compared by Mavrakos and McIver (1997) have received only limited comparison to experimental measurements and may be inadequate for predicting the response of even an isolated device, particularly if the float is of shallow draft (Vantorre et al., 2005). This paper compares numerical predictions of the response of an array of shallow draft heaving floats to experimental measurements. Numerical simulations are based on hydrodynamic forcing obtained from analysis of the full array using WAMIT.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2008)
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2008) -
Event duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


Conference2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2008)
Period1/01/24 → …