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The Hydrodynamic Efficiency of Wave-Energy Devices

  • D. V. Evans
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Summary

A description is given of theories leading to expressions for the mean power which can be extracted by one or more devices absorbing energy from a long-crested monochromatic wave. Extensions to constrained motions and various approximate methods are described and comparisons with more accurate numerical methods or experimental results made.

Keywords

Wave Energy Exciting Force Motion Constraint Surface Pressure Distribution Oscillate Water Column 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Evans
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  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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