Model studies for the sea trial of a 150 kW wave energy system. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper describes the studies conducted on the models of OWC device and the Wells type air turbine associated with a multipurpose wave energy conversion system. The hydrodynamic model corresponded to 1:100 scale ratio for a site condition of 12 m water depth, 10 sec wave period and 1.52 m significant wave height. The air turbine model tested has a tip diameter of 0.263 meter. This paper also gives the prototype parameters for a 150 kW Sea Experiment scaled up from these model tests. (A)

author list (cited authors)

  • Ravindran, M., Swaminathan, G., & Koola, P. M.

complete list of authors

  • Ravindran, M||Swaminathan, G||Koola, PM

publication date

  • January 1989