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Testing Marine Renewable Energy Devices in an Advanced Multi-Directional Combined Wave-Current Environment


Citation Noble, D.R., Draycott, S., Davey, T.A.D. and Bruce, T. Testing Marine Renewable Energy Devices in an Advanced Multi-Directional Combined Wave-Current Environment, ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 3B: Structures, Safety and Reliability Trondheim, Norway, June 25?30, 2017, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2017-62052.
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Author(s) Noble, D.R., Draycott, S., Davey, T.A.D. and Bruce, T.
Project partner(s) FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, The University of Edinburgh
Publisher ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Volume 3B: Structures, Safety and Reliability Trondheim, Norway, June 25?30, 2017
DOI https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2017-62052
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Abstract Physical scale model testing is an important development tool, used extensively to study the behaviour of marine devices, vessels and structures in a controlled environment prior to deployment at sea. Whilst specific guidance on developing and testing marine renewable energy devices has been published over the past decade, it has limitations in terms of advanced environmental conditions for testing. The body of existing guidance is reviewed, and initial suggestions offered for additional test conditions that may be considered in later stages of model testing. This focuses on testing in combined waves and currents, particularly the multi-directional aspect thereof which is now possible in facilities such as FloWave.
Associated Project(s) ETI-MA2003: Industrial Doctorate Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)
Associated Dataset(s) EDC0000134: Tidal Energy Site Environmental Conditions Measured During the ReDAPT Tidal Project 2011-2014
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