Introduction of an innovative wave energy converter

SPA-OWC

Seung Kwan Song, Jin Bae Park

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Abstract

A new type of the wave energy converter called a submergible point absorber using oscillating water column (SPA-OWC) is presented. SPA-OWC is an axisymmetric device consisting basically of a submerged vertical tail tube open at both ends, fixed to a lid having an open bottom to the sea. It seems to be quite similar to the spar-buoy. However, the air chamber of the SPA-OWC is not exposed to the atmosphere so there is no restriction of the installation location. That is, this device can be floating or submerged. Furthermore, the body of SPA-OWC is not necessary to move essentially in heave. Therefore, easy access for maintenance is guaranteed, and it may be free to choose an installation method among the tight-mooring, slack-mooring, or standing on a sea-bed. The dynamics of SPA-OWC is analyzed in the frequency domain and the theoretical performance is computed using ANSYS AQWA to prove its feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages561-567
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880653913
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Jun 152014 Jun 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period14/6/1514/6/20

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Song, S. K., & Park, J. B. (2014). Introduction of an innovative wave energy converter: SPA-OWC. In Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan (pp. 561-567). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.
Song, Seung Kwan ; Park, Jin Bae. / Introduction of an innovative wave energy converter : SPA-OWC. Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, 2014. pp. 561-567 (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).
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Song, SK & Park, JB 2014, Introduction of an innovative wave energy converter: SPA-OWC. in Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan. Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, pp. 561-567, 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan, Busan, Korea, Republic of, 14/6/15.

Introduction of an innovative wave energy converter : SPA-OWC. / Song, Seung Kwan; Park, Jin Bae.

Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, 2014. p. 561-567 (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).

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