In this paper, a new type of combined wind-wave system is proposed, that is, composite bucket foundation-oscillating buoy (CBF-OB) combined device. A three-dimensional numerical wave flume is established by using the renormalization group k–ε model. The hydrodynamic characteristics around the wave and the combined power generation device are studied. The relationship between wave parameters and wave run-up and wave pressure is analyzed. The absorption efficiency performance of the combined power generation device is evaluated. The results show that in the combined power generation system, the wave run-up and wave pressure at 0°–135° around the CBF are smaller than those in the presence of only CBF, but near 180° the ones are larger than those in the presence of only CBF. In the rear side of the combined power generation system, the smaller the scattering parameters, the more obvious the phenomenon of the second wave peak, and the stronger the nonlinearity of the wave and CBF-OB combined power generation system. The proposed CBF-OB combined power generation device can significantly improve the absorption efficiency of the buoy, which can be increased by about 1.5–4.0 times compared with the absorption efficiency under the action of only the buoy alone. There is an optimal power takeoff parameter, that is, when the damping parameter is 500 N·s/m, to maximize the absorption efficiency of the combined power generation device.
Study on hydrodynamic characteristics of a hybrid wind-wave energy system combing a composite bucket foundation and wave energy converter
Haoyang Song, Tongshun Yu, Hongda Shi, Yuqiao Wang, Zhenyu Zhang; Study on hydrodynamic characteristics of a hybrid wind-wave energy system combing a composite bucket foundation and wave energy converter. Physics of Fluids 1 August 2023; 35 (8): 087136. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0160241
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