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Comparison of simulation and test results for a generic moored WEC using a catenary mooring arrangement

Date: October 15, 2013 at 20:09 GMT

Floating wave energy converters (WECs) will, in contrast to conventional floating offshore installations, be installed in shallow to intermediate depths. In order to obtain sufficient energy production the devices will need to be located in unsheltered areas with high wave energy density.

As a result significant wave frequency and higher order frequency responses can be expected due to nonlinearities within the waves. Additionally these locations can have significant tidal ranges and currents that will affect the behaviour of the device.....


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