Project

Experimental and numerical study of the hydrodynamical behaviour and structural response of wave energy convertors base don wave overtopping

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
coastal engineering offshore technique wave energy civil engineering
 
Project description

In the search for renewable energy the possibilities of wave energy are being optimized. Fundamental research - experimental and numerical - is carried out on the hydrodynamical behaviour and structural response of wave energy convertors based on wave overtopping to optimize the overtopping and energy conversion of this type. Several locations (on/offshore), fixed and floating devices will be considered.