Chapter 1

Introduction

M. Folley    School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Abstract

The challenge of developing numerical models for wave energy converters (WECs) is significant because of the wide range of WEC technologies that currently exists. This challenge is increased because the literature pertaining to the numerical modelling of WECs is spread over a range of publications that are often difficult or expensive to obtain. This book is intended to aggregate the information on the numerical modelling of WECs into a single resource. The history of the numerical modelling of WECs is relatively short, starting in 1974. Over the subsequent 40 years the range of techniques ...

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