Overview on Oscillating Water Column Devices

Overview on Oscillating Water Column Devices

António F.O. Falcão

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Abstract. Oscillating-water-column (OWC) converters, of fixed structure or floating, are an important class of wave energy devices. A large part of wave energy converter prototypes deployed so far into the sea are of OWC type. The paper presents a review of recent advances in OWC technology, including sea-tested prototypes and plants, new concepts, air turbines, model testing techniques and control.

Wave Energy, Oscillating Water Column, Air Turbines, Control

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Citation: António F.O. Falcão, Overview on Oscillating Water Column Devices, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 20, pp 1-9, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901731-1

The article was published as article 1 of the book Floating Offshore Energy Devices

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