© 1986

Hydrodynamics of Ocean Wave-Energy Utilization

IUTAM Symposium Lisbon/Portugal 1985

  • David V. Evans
  • António F. O. de Falcão
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. S. H. Salter
    Pages 35-50
  3. Even Mehlum
    Pages 51-55
  4. O. Malmo, A. Reitan
    Pages 57-67
  5. H. Maeda, T. Kinoshita, K. Kudo, K. Masuda
    Pages 81-92
  6. T. J. T. Whittaker, F. A. McPeake
    Pages 103-111
  7. Guixiang Li, Jialiang Guo
    Pages 125-132
  8. Denis Mollison
    Pages 133-156
  9. H. N. Oliveira Pires, L. E. Vasconcelos Pessanha
    Pages 157-167
  10. L. Bertotti, L. Cavaleri
    Pages 179-184
  11. J. L. Forsberg
    Pages 185-193
  12. K. Budal, P. M. Lillebekken
    Pages 205-215
  13. V. Ferdinande, M. Vantorre
    Pages 217-226

About these proceedings


The papers which follow were presented at an International Sym­ posium held in Lisbon from 8-11 July 1985 on the Hydrodynamics of Ocean Wave-Energy Utilization and sponsored by the Interna­ tional Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The subject of the Symposium embraced wave statistics, numerical methods, theoretical, experimental and field studies of wave­ energy devices. The idea of extracting useful energy from ocean waves continues to attract the curiosity of scientists and engineers in many parts of the world as the following papers indicate. Increasing­ ly the trend is towards smaller devices suitable for use near remote island communities where wave power, as an alternative to costly diesel fuel for electric generators, is already very competitive in economic terms. The decision to build two different prototype wave-power devices into the cliffs off Bergen in Norway has provided a welcome impetus to the field, stimulating a large amount of theoretical work on oscillating water column-type devices. In particular phase control methods - in which force and velocity of a rigid body, or pressure and volume flux across a turbine are matched in phase to achieve maximum power output - rightfully occupy a central place in the papers that follow. In addition to the established workers in the field, a new ge­ neration of wave-energy enthusiasts is emerging, learning from the mistakes of others and contributing exciting ideas of both a conceptual and practical nature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David V. Evans
    • 1
  • António F. O. de Falcão
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering Dept. Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonLisboa CodexPortugal

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