Understand the interaction between ocean waves and oscillating systems with this useful new edition. With a focus on linear analysis of low-amplitude waves, you are provided with a thorough understanding of wave interactions, presented to be easily accessible to non-specialist readers. Topics covered include the background mathematics of oscillations, gravity waves on water, the dynamics of wave-body interactions, and the absorption of wave energy by oscillating bodies and oscillating water columns. Featuring new content throughout, including three new chapters on oscillating-body wave energy converters, oscillating water columns and other types of wave energy converters, and wave energy converter arrays, this book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and engineers who are new to the subject of wave energy conversion, as well as those with more experience.
, Adi Kurniawan
Cambridge University Press
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2nd Revised edition
Series: Cambridge Ocean Technology Series
28 May 2020
Professional and scholarly
1. Introduction; 2. Mathematical description of oscillations; 3. Interaction between oscillations and waves; 4. Gravity waves on water; 5. Wave-body interactions; 6. Oscillating-body wave energy converters; 7. Oscillating water columns and other types of wave energy converters; 8. Wave energy converter arrays
Johannes Falnes is a professor emeritus of experimental physics at the Department of Physics of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology noted for his contributions to wave-energy research. He is one of the pioneers of modern wave-energy research. Adi Kurniawan is a research fellow at the Oceans Graduate School of the University of Western Australia where he conducts research on wave energy. When the book manuscript was drafted and completed, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Aalborg University. His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Proceedings of the Royal Society.
Reviews for Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems: Volume 8: Linear Interactions Including Wave-Energy Extraction
'Falnes and Kurnianwan investigate thoroughly and comprehensively, using robust analysis tools, a very important sector of modern technology - namely how bodies oscillate subjected to ocean waves. The content of the book covers the entire area between standard configurations up to the sophisticated wave energy conversion systems. The book is indeed a valuable tool that will be treasured by students, researchers and the water wave community at large.' Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou, National Technical University of Athens 'Whether you are a newcomer to wave energy or a seasoned researcher, there is always something you can learn from Professor Falnes. I am happy to see this second edition, and am delighted to recommend it as a reference of fundamental importance in the field.' Umesh Korde, Johns Hopkins University