Special Issue "Wave Energy Converter Mooring System"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 151

Special Issue Editors

School of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai 519000, China
Interests: fluid and structure interaction; mooring analysis; reliability engineering; offshore renewables; hydrodynamics; flow-induced vibration; health monitoring
Institute of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China
Interests: ocean renewable energy utilization; hydrodynamics, hydraulic transmission and automatic control; condition monitoring and fault diagnosis
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Dr. Yong Ma
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Guest Editor
School of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai 519000, China
Interests: offshore renewable energy; hydrodynamics; computational fluid dynamics; mooring analysis; offshore platform
Dr. Liangbin Xu
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Guest Editor
School of Ocean Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhuhai 519000, China
Interests: renewable energy; machine learning; soil‒structure interaction; structure monitoring; structure dynamic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the pursuit of meeting the world's energy demands, a multitude of research endeavors have been devoted to exploring floating wave energy converters. Ascertaining the optimal position of these floating devices is predominantly determined by the mooring system used. Given the diverse forms and natures of wave energy converters, their respective mooring systems must be designed to address specific requirements.

Designing an appropriate mooring system for wave energy converters is crucial in achieving optimal performance, stability, and reliability. This Special Issue underscores the following topics: nonlinear problems in wave energy mooring systems and the corresponding mathematical models; efficient arrangement of mooring lines to improve safety, save space, and reduce costs; designing mooring systems specifically for wave energy converters in shallow waters; development of novel mooring systems that cater to the unique requirements of varying wave energy converters; the coupling effect in mooring systems; health monitoring of mooring systems; reliability and risk associated with mooring systems; smart maintenance strategy of mooring systems; and other theoretical, experimental, or numerical research pertaining to mooring systems for wave energy converters.

Through these investigations, we aspire to further promote the development of efficient and reliable floating wave energy technologies.

Dr. Wenchi Ni
Dr. Dahai Zhang
Dr. Yong Ma
Dr. Liangbin Xu
Guest Editors

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  • single-point mooring
  • multi-point mooring
  • elastic mooring
  • shared mooring
  • coupling effect
  • health monitoring
  • mooring system optimization
  • hydrodynamic analysis
  • mathematical modeling
  • model experiment
  • numerical simulation

Published Papers

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