WIT Press


Hydroelastic Analysis Of A Floating Carpet In Waves

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI030101

Volume

71

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

457.41 kb

Author(s)

S.K. Chakrabarti & P.M. Koola

Abstract

Hydroelastic analysis of a floating carpet in waves S.K. chakrabartil & P.M. ~ o o l a ~ I Offshore Structure Analysis, Inc., PlainJield, Illinois, USA 2 Knowledge Based Systems, Inc., College Station, Texas, USA Abstract A concept of wave energy extraction using a large flexible low-draft floating structure called 'wave carpet' is analyzed. In determining the motion of the carpet, a simplified linear two-dimensional problem is formulated. The carpet is assumed to be a slender elastic beam with free ends. The theory is developed in two steps. First the dry eigenmodes of the carpet are determined. Then, the hydrodynamic pressures along the carpet in waves are computed talung into account the wave diffiactionlradiation effect of the carpet. The dry eigenmodes are included in this step in computing the pressure distribution. The amplitudes of carpet deflection and available energy stored in the carpet are estimated. The amount of energy that can be extracted for a typical carpet size is determined

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