Preliminary numerical simulations of the sloped IPS buoy

Grégory Payne

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Numerical modelling of wave power devices is becoming a partial alternative to tank model testing. It offers time effectiveness and versatility which make it attractive for optimisation purposes. The Wave Power Group at the University of Edinburgh is currently using WAMIT 6.03 for numerical modelling of a wave power device known as the sloped IPS buoy. The present paper deals with the numerical modelling of a single degree of freedom configuration of the sloped IPS buoy in regular waves. Comparisons between experimental data and numerical predictions are established for the hydrodynamic impedance, the wave exciting force and the efficiency of the device. A wider range of configurations is then explored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMAREC 2002, International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy - Conference Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventMAREC 2002, International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 200212 Sep 2002


ConferenceMAREC 2002, International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne


  • hydrodynamics
  • wave power devices
  • arbitrary couplings
  • hydrodynamic impedance

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