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Emiliano Renzi

Bio: Emiliano Renzi is an academic researcher from Loughborough University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Velocity potential & Wave power. The author has an hindex of 18, co-authored 47 publications receiving 959 citations. Previous affiliations of Emiliano Renzi include University of Rome Tor Vergata & University College Dublin.


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TL;DR: In this paper, a potential flow model for a large flap-type oscillating wave energy converter in the open ocean is derived via series expansion in terms of the Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind and even order.
Abstract: A potential flow model is derived for a large flap-type oscillating wave energy converter in the open ocean. Application of Green’s integral theorem in the fluid domain yields a hypersingular integral equation for the jump in potential across the flap. The solution is found via a series expansion in terms of the Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind and even order. Several relationships are then derived between the hydrodynamic parameters of the system. Comparison is made between the behaviour of the converter in the open ocean and in a channel. The degree of accuracy of wave tank experiments aiming at reproducing the performance of the device in the open ocean is quantified. A parametric analysis of the system is then undertaken. In particular, it is shown that increasing the flap width has the beneficial effect of broadening the bandwidth of the capture factor curve. This phenomenon can be exploited in random seas to achieve high levels of efficiency.

104 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to study the behavior of an oscillating wave energy converter in a channel, where the influence of the channel sloshing modes on the performance of the device is further investigated.
Abstract: A mathematical model is developed to study the behaviour of an oscillating wave energy converter in a channel. During recent laboratory tests in a wave tank, peaks in the hydrodynamic actions on the converter occurred at certain frequencies of the incident waves. This resonant mechanism is known to be generated by the transverse sloshing modes of the channel. Here the influence of the channel sloshing modes on the performance of the device is further investigated. Within the framework of a linear inviscid potential-flow theory, application of Green’s theorem yields a hypersingular integral equation for the velocity potential in the fluid domain. The solution is found in terms of a fast-converging series of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind. The physical behaviour of the system is then analysed, showing sensitivity of the resonant sloshing modes to the geometry of the device, which concurs in increasing the maximum efficiency. Analytical results are validated with available numerical and experimental data.

96 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a mathematical model is developed to study the behavior of an oscillating wave energy converter in a channel, where the influence of the channel sloshing modes on the performance of the device is further investigated.
Abstract: A mathematical model is developed to study the behaviour of an oscillating wave energy converter in a channel. During recent laboratory tests in a wave tank, peaks in the hydrodynamic actions on the converter occurred at certain frequencies of the incident waves. This resonant mechanism is known to be generated by the transverse sloshing modes of the channel. Here the influence of the channel sloshing modes on the performance of the device is further investigated. Within the framework of a linear inviscid potential-flow theory, application of the Green theorem yields a hypersingular integral equation for the velocity potential in the fluid domain. The solution is found in terms of a fast-converging series of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind. The physical behaviour of the system is then analysed, showing sensitivity of the resonant sloshing modes to the geometry of the device, that concurs in increasing the maximum efficiency. Analytical results are validated with available numerical and experimental data.

94 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a physical interpretation of the laws governing wave power absorption by Oyster is presented, and the main goals of this work are to provide a simple yet accurate interpretation of Oyster and to emphasise why some other, more established, mathematical theories cannot be expected to accurately describe its behaviour.
Abstract: Oyster ® is a surface-piercing flap-type device designed to harvest wave energy in the nearshore environment. Established mathematical theories of wave energy conversion, such as 3D point-absorber and 2D terminator theory, are inadequate to accurately describe the behaviour of Oyster, historically resulting in distorted conclusions regarding the potential of such a concept to harness the power of ocean waves. Accurately reproducing the dynamics of Oyster requires the introduction of a new reference mathematical model, the “flap-type absorber”. A flap-type absorber is a large thin device which extracts energy by pitching about a horizontal axis parallel to the ocean bottom. This paper unravels the mathematics of Oyster as a flap-type absorber. The main goals of this work are to provide a simple–yet accurate–physical interpretation of the laws governing the mechanism of wave power absorption by Oyster and to emphasise why some other, more established, mathematical theories cannot be expected to accurately describe its behaviour.

84 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a forced two-horizontal-dimension analytical model is developed to investigate the distinguishing physical features of landslide-induced tsunamis generated and propagating on a plane beach.
Abstract: A forced two-horizontal-dimension analytical model is developed to investigate the distinguishing physical features of landslide-induced tsunamis generated and propagating on a plane beach. The analytical solution is employed to study the wave field at small times after the landslide motion starts. At larger times, the occurrence of transient edge waves travelling along the shoreline is demonstrated, showing the differences with the transient waves propagating over a bottom of constant depth. Results are satisfactorily compared with available experimental data. Finally, the validity of non-forced numerical models is discussed.

74 citations


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01 Jan 1985
TL;DR: Theoretical Description of Random Sea Waves Statistical Theory of Irregular Waves Techniques of Random Wave Analysis 2D Computation of Wave Transformation with Random Breaking and Nearshore Currents Statistical Analysis of Extreme Waves Prediction and Control of Beach Deformation Processes.
Abstract: Evolution of Design Method Against Random Waves Statistical Properties and Spectral of Sea Waves Transformation and Deformation of Random Sea Waves Design of Breakwaters Design of Coastal Dikes and Seawalls Probabilistic Design of Harbor Facilities Harbor Tranquility and Vessel Mooring Hydraulic Model Tests with Random Waves Theoretical Description of Random Sea Waves Statistical Theory of Irregular Waves Techniques of Random Wave Analysis 2D Computation of Wave Transformation with Random Breaking and Nearshore Currents Statistical Analysis of Extreme Waves Prediction and Control of Beach Deformation Processes.

436 citations

01 Sep 1985
TL;DR: In this paper, some useful formulas are developed to evaluate integrals having a singularity of the form (t-x) sup-m, m, m or = 1.
Abstract: In this paper some useful formulas are developed to evaluate integrals having a singularity of the form (t-x) sup-m, m or = 1 Interpreting the integrals with strong singularities in Hadamard sense, the results are used to obtain approximate solutions of singular integral equations A mixed boundary value problem from the theory of elasticity is considered as an example Particularly for integral equations where the kernel contains, in addition to the dominant term (t,x) sup-m, terms which become unbounded at the end points, the present technique appears to be extremely effective to obtain rapidly converging numerical results

377 citations

01 Nov 2016
TL;DR: In this article, a book that can be recommended for new readers is dynamics and modelling of ocean waves, which is not kind of difficult book to read and can be read and understand by the new readers.
Abstract: Preparing the books to read every day is enjoyable for many people. However, there are still many people who also don't like reading. This is a problem. But, when you can support others to start reading, it will be better. One of the books that can be recommended for new readers is dynamics and modelling of ocean waves. This book is not kind of difficult book to read. It can be read and understand by the new readers.

306 citations