Analysis study of the ratio of wave height to column diameter in OWC wave energy converter

I. S. Arief*, A. M. Mangaraja

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Hydro energy is one of the potentials of renewable Energy in Indonesia. Indonesia has a vast sea, in the amount of 3,544,743.9 km2 making Indonesia a suitable country to utilize Oscillating Water Column (OWC) type power plants. The study was conducted to determine the effect of column diameter on the performance of OWC devices, especially in speed and dynamic pressure. There are 5 variations of the diameter of the column studied, namely 0.5 m, 0.75 m, 1 m, 1.25 m, and 1.5 m. Plus there are also variations in the wave period, namely 3s, 4s, and 5s. The result of this study is the column diameter of 0.75 m has an average speed of 0.389 m/s and a dynamic pressure of 2.676 N/m2, making it the best column diameter ratio of the five column diameter ratio options available.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012021
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event10th International Seminar on Ocean, Coastal Engineering, Environmental and Natural Disaster Management, ISOCEEN 2022 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Nov 2022 → …


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