Project

Development and construction of 25 wave energy converter scale models for large-scale experimental testing in a wave basin

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Other engineering and technology
Keywords
WEC near-field effects point absorbers DHI Shalow Water Wave Basin model development reneable energy wave basin green energy WEC farms wave energy converters WEC far-field effects model construction WEC (farm) wake effects WEC laboratory tests WECwakes research project HYDRALAB-IV wave energy
 
Project description

Development and construction of the 25 point absorber wave energy converter (WEC) scale models, used during the international research project ‘WECwakes’. The WEC-models have been used for large-scale experimental testing in the DHI ‘Shalow Water Wave Basin’ (Denmark) within the EU-FP7-Programme, ‘HYDRALAB-IV’. This experimental set-up of 25 WECs in a farm layout is at present the largest, worldwide, studying WEC farm near-field and far-field wake effects.