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Proposal to study the potential of oceanic water waves for recoverable power

Proposal to study the potential of oceanic water waves for recoverable power

research proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, Office of Systems Integration and Analysis, Research Applications Directorate

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Published by Ocean Engineering Programs, School of Engineering, Oregon State University in [Corvallis] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean waves.,
  • Power resources.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry S. Slotta, principal investigator.
    ContributionsSlotta, Larry S., 1934-, Oregon State University. Ocean Engineering Program. School of Engineering.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17, [15] leaves :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14214473M

    WAVES IN OCEANIC AND COASTAL WATERS. Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters describes the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions. The book brings graduate students, researchers and engineers up-to-date with the science and technology involved, assuming only a basic understanding of physics, mathematics and . Less visibly intrusive: As most ocean power technologies are either underwater or have a low profile above the water, there is little criticism with respect to the aesthetics of wave and tidal power generation which wind, solar and other land-based technologies are subject to.

    Introduction Two types of energy can be formed in the ocean: heat from the sun known as thermal energy and from waves and tides referred to as mechanical energy. Considering that water covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, it is an enticing thought that the world can be power-driven by only a ration of the heat trapped by the sea. Generally speaking, waves are oscillations (or distur-bances) of the water surface that can be observed in any water basin like rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans. For a wave to exist there must be an initial equilibrium state, which is perturbed by an initial disturbance and compen-sated by a restoring force. Generating mechanisms are.

      Wave movement of ocean water. Waves travel because wind pushes the water body in its course while gravity pulls the crest of waves downwards. Steep waves are young – local winds. While slow and steady waves have their origin far, sometimes in another hemisphere. The actual motion of water beneath the waves is circular. Tidal power has enormous potential. The book reviews recent progress in extracting power from the ocean, surveys the history of tidal power harnessing and updates a prior publication by the author.


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Considering that water covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, it is an enticing thought that the world can be power-driven by only a ration of the heat trapped by the sea.

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and Scotland. Tidally driven waves running along the coasts of China, Korea and parts of Europe hold the most promise for dynamic tidal power (see below), while tropical oceans along the equator are the best places to exploit ocean thermal energy.

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Using the power of ocean waves, innovators from Boston, U.S., have developed a technology that can produce fresh water off-grid and without the costly infrastructure of.

by basing our study of waves on two fundamental postulates. These two postulates are: dispersion relation for ocean waves, which is introduced and ex-plained in chapter 1. principle of wave superposition, which is explained and illustrated in chapters 2 and 3.

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Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters describes the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions with islands, channels, tidal flats and inlets, estuaries, fjords and lagoons.

Most of this richly illustrated book is devoted to the physical aspects of waves. Ocean waves have been shown to contain large quantities of power.

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Though waves do cause the surface water to move, the idea that waves are travelling bodies of water is misleading. Waves are actually energy passing through the water, causing it to move in a circular motion. The modern study of ocean surface waves started with a pioneer study by Sverdrup and Munk ().

More than half a century has passed since then and the study of ocean surface waves has greatly advanced. The current numerical wave models, supported by many fundamental studies, enable us to compute ocean surface waves on a global scale with sufficient accuracy for practical purposes. The natural movement of water has long been used to create energy.

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The main reasons of figuring waves are propel of wind as well as the fluctuation of pressure below the water surface level. Though generating power from wave. Capillary Waves.

The shortest‐period waves, and the first to be noticed on the ocean surface when wind starts blowing, are the capillary waves, which resemble cat's paws ripping the otherwise smooth surface (Kinsman, ).This peculiar wavy structure is generally forced by a light breeze of speeds of about 3 m/s (taken at a reference height of 10 m from the water level) and assumes a.waves are generated in all cases; this study is aiming at a specification of wave characteristics as a function of water depth.

Figure 1 shows a snapshot series of a DWI (Fig. 1VIa) and an SWI (1VIb). Two mechanisms are responsible for the generation of waves (Weiss et al. ). First, during excavation of the crater in the ocean, water is.Swells are defined as mature undulations of water in the open ocean after wave energy has left the wave generating region.

Like other waves, swells can range in size from small ripples to large, flat-crested waves. In conclusion, ocean waves have a significant impact on the shape of the Earth’s coastlines. Generally, they straighten coastlines.