Experimental study on effective conversion of wave energy into potential energy

T. Komatsu, T. Okada, Nobuhiro Matsunaga, M. Hashida, K. Fujita

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    Abstract

    The effective conversion of wave energy into potential energy has been investigated through laboratory experiments. In the conversion system, the structure which has a slope in front is used to activate wave overtopping and to gain much head difference. Wave overtopping is generated by progressing two-dimensional regular waves to models of the structure. The gradient of the slope, the wave parameters and the crown height have been varied over a wide range. The relations between the dimensionless wave overtopping rate and the slope have been obtained with the aid of a dimensional analysis. They are normalized by using dimensionless representative quantities, which are related to the dimensionless crown height and the wave steepness. The wave overtopping rate can be estimated by using the obtained dimensionless empirical diagrams.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages571-576
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
    EventProceedings of the 1997 27th Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR. Part D - San Francisco, CA, USA
    Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 15 1997

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    OtherProceedings of the 1997 27th Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR. Part D
    CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
    Period8/10/978/15/97

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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    Komatsu, T., Okada, T., Matsunaga, N., Hashida, M., & Fujita, K. (1997). Experimental study on effective conversion of wave energy into potential energy. 571-576. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 27th Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR. Part D, San Francisco, CA, USA, .