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The realism of wave tank tests can be improved by the use of site-specific buoy data. However, representing and reproducing vast quantities of complex wave buoy data within practical time constraints can be challenging. In this paper the process of classifying, generating and measuring 'representative' directional spectra in FloWave is presented. Two years of buoy data, from the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney, UK, is manipulated to give a small number of groups. It is shown that the resulting complex representative sea states can be generated effectively in the FloWave tank.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015|
|Publisher||International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Event||25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015 - Kona, Big Island, United States|
Duration: 21 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
|Conference||25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2015|
|City||Kona, Big Island|
|Period||21/06/15 → 26/06/15|
- Directional spectrum measurement
- Resource assessment
- Tank testing
- Wave site characterisation
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FloWaveTT: UK Centre for marine energy research: The all UK waters, combined, current and wave test facility.
Bryden, I., Ingram, D. & Wallace, R.
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