Wave buoy in current - experimental data

  • Thomas Davey (Creator)
  • Ajit Pillai (Creator)
  • Roman Gabl (Creator)
  • Laura-Beth Jordan (Creator)
  • Samuel Draycott (Creator)



This dataset records experimental outputs (motions and mooring loads) from a scale model wave measurement buoy deployed in the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility. This work was part of the "Accounting for Current in Wave Buoy Measurements" project and was funded by the EPSRC Supergen ORE hub. The experimental data provided here relates to wave buoy tests with a taut and flexible (elastic) mooring under current and regular wave conditions. The six degree of freedom motions and mooring loads are provided for current-only, wave-only and combined wave-current over a range of directions and wave frequencies. The dataset was generated to provide improved tools to extend the ability of wave buoys to operate in areas subjected to waves and currents. The simple sphere form of the buoy also lends itself well to the validation of numerical modelling studies.

Data Citation

Davey, Thomas; Draycott, Samuel; Pillai, Ajit; Gabl, Roman; Jordan, Laura-Beth. (2021). Wave buoy in current - experimental data, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. Institute for Energy Systems. FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3105.
Date made available5 Sep 2021
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Geographical coverageUNITED KINGDOM,FloWave, Edinburgh,UK

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