Three-Dimensional Analysis of Oscillating-Water-Column Terminator Devices in Obliquely Incident Waves

  • A. J. N. A. Sarmento
  • A. F. O. de Falcão
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A three-dimensional analysis is developed and numerical results are presented concerning the wave-energy absorption by a terminator OWC device consisting of an infinite row of contiguous air-chambers of rectangular Planar form, each chamber being equiped with an independent air-turbine which can be phase-controlled. The water depth is in general finite and the incoming wave is assumed monochromatic and inciding obliquely on the chamber row.


Incident Wave Regular Wave Chamber Length Stagger Angle Point Absorber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. N. A. Sarmento
    • 1
  • A. F. O. de Falcão
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisboa CodexPortugal

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