Publication Details

Stappenbelt, B. (2018). Oscillating water column wave energy conversion device response spectra. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 47 (1), 183-189.


The objective of the present work is to serve as a practical addendum to the discrete parameter Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) device model proposed by Folley and Whittaker [1] at the 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. In particular, a method for the interpretation of their discrete parameter model is presented, consisting of a translation from the tuning and air compressibility parameter map reported to a response spectrum representation. In this more commonly encountered form the model is more readily physically interpreted for design and analysis application.