Interaction of Wave with an Open Caisson

  • Yan-Xiang Lin
  • Da-Wei Chen
  • Jiahn-Horng ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 23)


Harbour resonance provides a possible way to amplify wave energy for wave energy converters (WEC) operating in regions with medium wave energy density. In the present paper, we conducted computationally a study on the amplification effect for a cylindrical caisson for different incidence angles of wave and wave numbers. Also studied here is the effect of some appendages on the caisson on wave amplifications. The open source code OpenFOAM was employed for all computations. The volume of fluid (VOF) method was employed to obtain the free surface. Features of wave patterns inside the caisson are also discussed. The results show that proper combinations of these parameters can result in significant wave amplifications in the caisson.


Harbour resonance Wave amplification Caisson Wave energy 



This study is make possible through the support of Ministry of Science and Technology under the grant MOST 106-2221-E-019-040-MY2. The authors would like express their thanks to the support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungTaiwan

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