OWC Wave Energy

For harvesting ocean wave energy, OWC (oscillating water column) devices are an attractive solution. Here the incoming wave enters the device chamber and drives the air column above. The air flow then drives a Wells turbine, which always rotates  in only one direction, independent of the flow direction. With REEF3D the hydrodynamics of the OWC device can be investigated, leading to optimized designs and maximal energy output.