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dc.contributor.authorNaik, N
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Siming
dc.contributor.authorBehera, H
dc.identifier.otherARTN 047115

In this paper, the effects of double-submerged breakwaters and trenches on the hydrodynamic performance of an oscillating water column (OWC) are investigated. The multi-domain boundary element method is used to tackle the physical problem of wave scattering and radiation from the device. The role of the height of the breakwaters, depth of the trenches, width of the breakwaters and trenches, spacing between the structures, length of the OWC chamber, and other wave and structural parameters is investigated on the efficiency of OWC. The study reveals that there is an oscillating pattern of the efficiency curve in the presence of single or double breakwater/trenches; this pattern is absent when the bottom is flat. Moreover, compared to single or no breakwaters/trenches, the occurrence of full OWC efficiency is higher in the presence of double breakwaters/trenches. Furthermore, the amplitude of the oscillating pattern in the efficiency curve increases with an increase in the height and depth of the breakwaters and trenches, respectively. For some particular wave and structural parameters, zero OWC efficiency occurs nearly 𝑘0ℎ=3.4 within 0<𝑘0ℎ<5 (k0 wave number and h water depth). This zero efficiency moves toward small wave numbers as the spacing between OWC and rigid breakwater/trench increases. The radiation conductance of OWC decreases with an increase in the barrier height. The findings outline the structural criteria that can be employed to build and deploy an effective OWC device.

dc.publisherAIP Publishing
dc.titleRole of dual breakwaters and trenches on efficiency of an oscillating water column
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalPhysics of Fluids
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group|Plymouth|Faculty of Science and Engineering|School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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