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Time-domain modeling of a fixed detached oscillating water column towards a floating multi-chamber device

Abstract: A simplified time-domain model for a fixed detached Oscillating Water Column (OWC) device is presented as a first step towards modeling a floating multi-chamber OWC device. The motion of a floating body in the time-domain is expressed by Cummins integro-differential equation, and based on it, water mass motion inside the chamber has been modeled here as a piston-like motion. Radiation, hydrostatic, excitation and viscous forces have been considered, as well as the added mass of the water in the chamber and the effect of the air pressure inside it. The equation of the floating body in the time domain has been approximated by a state-space method, which comes from the extension of the state-space system corresponding to the convolution integral of the radiation force. Experimental data have been used for model calibration and validation. Furthermore, the model has also been validated with a widely used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model (IH-2VOF). These show that the model presented is reliable and computationally efficient allowing for massive simulations for a statistical design or economic feasibility studies.

 Fuente: Ocean Engineering Volume 76, January 2014, Pages 65–74

Editorial: Elsevier BV

 Fecha de publicación: 01/01/2014

Nº de páginas: 10

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.11.023

ISSN: 0029-8018,1873-5258

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.11.023