Somewhat belatedly, I’m posting a summary of my thesis on this blog. I’ve copied both the lay summary to explain the work in more general terms, together with the more technical abstract of my thesis.
The title or this paper is a bit of a mouthful, but actually it covers a relatively simple subject: the errors that may arise if the water depth is not scaled consistently with other parameters when tank testing devices, particularly those designed to harness power from waves.
This paper was published in the Ocean Engineering journal in October 2017. It was a joint piece of work with fellow IDCORE researcher at FloWave, Sam Draycott, building on our separate areas of research. In it, we demonstrate the capability of the FloWave facility to generate complex wave-current conditions, and also highlight the importance of considering… Continue reading Re-creation of site-specific multi-directional waves with non-collinear current