Wave Generator Modelling using an Oscillating Water Column and a Wells Turbine

D.G. Dorrell, S. Kazi, and M. Papadopoulos (UK)


Renewable energy, wave generation, oscillating watercolumn, Wells turbine


This paper describes the initial work conducted into developing a wave generator model for use as a teaching and research tool to aid the understanding of wave generation. The model uses a small Wells turbine in conjunction with an oscillating water column. The system was tested in a university wave tank. The results from the initial design are described here.

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