Utilization of Ocean Waves—Wave to Energy Conversion

by Michael E. McCormick, Prof. and Dir.; Ocean Engrg., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402,
Young C. Kim, (M.ASCE), Prof.; California State Univ. at Los Angeles, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Los Angeles, CA 90032,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-740-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-624-5 (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 212

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Conference information: International Symposium on Utilization of Ocean Waves | La Jolla, California, United States | June 16-17, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This collection of papers reviews both the state of the art in pneumatic wave energy conversion and the associated peripheral technologies, such as capture chamber research and design, turbine design and performance, and power take-off and integration. Other wave energy conversion methods are discussed. Several papers describe attempts at commercialization, while others report on various levels of research and development. Applications of the utilization of ocean waves in Japan, Norway, Denmark, and the United Kingdom are included. These papers were presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference, Utilization of Ocean Waves, held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, June 16 and 17, 1986.

Subject Headings: Ocean engineering | Hydro power | Energy conversion | Ocean waves | Renewable energy | Pneumatic systems | Turbines | Energy methods | Europe | Japan | Asia | Norway | Denmark | United Kingdom


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