The dynamics of wave carpet - A novel deep water wave energy design

Paul Mario Koola, Akif Ibragimov

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Wave Carpet is a novel deep offshore wave-power floating system concept funded by the Office of Naval Research that will have low overall life cycle cost due to an integrated design and be rapidly re-deployable. In this paper we numerically model the Wave Carpet motion using a coupled hydro-elastic time-domain solution. The problem is resolved by the finite element method in two-dimensions with certain restrictions on the initial distribution of the potential function. Typical results of the geometrical and physical parameters on energy distribution along the carpet are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2288-2293
Number of pages6
JournalOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
StatePublished - 2003
EventCelebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future - San Diego, CA., United States
Duration: Sep 22 2003Sep 26 2003


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