Installing U-OWC devices along Italian coasts

Felice Arena, Vincenzo Fiamma, Valentina Laface, Giovanni Malara, Alessandra Romolo, Antonino Viviano, Gianmaria Sannino, Adriana Carillo

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Abstract

In the last decades, the research has directed its efforts and resources paper is to investigate towards the possibility to incorporate wave energy converters, into the traditional maritime breakwaters to combine classical use with new opportunities and developments (for example, the Green Ports). Since the nineties, the OWC (Oscillating Water Column) plants were developed at full scale to produce electrical power from ocean waves. For instance, a new plant was built in Mutriku (Spain) recently. A new kind of OWC caisson, named U-OWC or REWEC3, which has the advantage to obtain an impressive natural resonance without any device for phase control, has been patented by Boccotti [1]. This new U-OWC device gives performances better than those of a conventional OWC either with small wind waves or with high waves [2,3,4]. The properties of the REWEC3 have been verified with two smallscale field experiments carried out in the natural ocean engineering laboratory NOEL of Reggio Calabria off the eastern coast of the Sicily Channel [5-7]. The aim of the present two sites along Italian coasts for possible installations of REWEC3 devices: i) the port of Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy)in the Tyrrhenian sea; ii) the port of Pantelleria, in the Sicily Channel. © 2013 by ASME.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2013 - , France
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

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ConferenceASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2013
CountryFrance
Period1/1/13 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Arena, F., Fiamma, V., Laface, V., Malara, G., Romolo, A., Viviano, A., ... Carillo, A. (2013). Installing U-OWC devices along Italian coasts. Paper presented at ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2013, France. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-10928