Assessment of Efficiency of Array of Wave Energy Converters using Mike21-Bw Model, Near Bhagvati Bandar
S. G. Mane1, V. S. Sohoni2, B. M. Patil3, L. R. Ranganath4, K. H. Barve5
1Mrs. S. G. Mane, Civil Engineering Department, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed (to be) University College of Engineering, Pune, India.
2V. S. Sohoni, Faculty and HOD of Civil Engineering Department, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed (to be) University College of Engineering, Pune India. University College of Engineering, Pune, India.
3B. M. Patil, Faculty of Civil Engineering Department, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed (to be) University College of Engineering, Pune India. University college of Engineering, Pune, India.
4L. R. Ranganath, Scientist D, Central Water and Power Research Station, Khada Kwasla, Pune, India.
5K. H. Barve, Scientist B, Central Water and Power Research Station, Khada Kwasla, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on 07 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 3563-3569 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3096078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3096.078219
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Abstract: The world we live in is becoming more and more dependent on electrical energy and shortage of energy is bound to happen in the nearest future. India is the third largest in terms of power generation. Global warming and climate changes are the biggest challenge faced by mankind. Use of energy resources which are renewable and green that is producing low carbon emission is the need of the day. India has invested heavily on wind energy and solar energy. Ocean wave energy generation is renewable process with minimal carbon emission as well as less land requirement. India has a long coastline and has a tremendous scope for generation of wave energy along its coastline. Wave Energy Converter (WEC) is the device used in the wave energy extraction. For making the wave energy conversion feasible, the efficiency of a WEC is required to be assessed. For the design of WEC and assessment of its efficiency numerical models are very much useful giving the flexibility of assessing a number of alternatives at a relatively low cost. An attempt is made in this paper to estimate efficiency of an array of WECs using the Boussinesq Wave Model, namely the mathematical model MIKE21-BW. A site at Bhagvati Bandar, which is identified as hotspot for wave energy generation is considered for the installation of WECs. Numerical model experiments were carried out to find optimal configuration of an array of WECs and the findings are presented in this paper.
Keywords: Wave Energy, Wave Energy Converter, Numerical Modelling, Renewable Energy
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures