The paper deals with the evaluation of the optimum wave-power absorption characteristics of arrays of interacting wave-energy devices. The hydrodynamic interference effects among the devices are exactly accounted for using a method that can solve the problem to any desired accuracy. The method is based on single-body hydrodynamic characteristics that are properly combined through the physical idea of multiple scattering to account for interaction effects. Extensive numerical results for a variety of different array arrangements and individual device geometries are presented and comparisons are made to predictions based on approximate theories, the accuracy of which is critically assessed.
Power Absorption by Arrays of Interacting Vertical Axisymmetric Wave-Energy Devices
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Mavrakos, S. A., and Kalofonos, A. (November 1, 1997). "Power Absorption by Arrays of Interacting Vertical Axisymmetric Wave-Energy Devices." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. November 1997; 119(4): 244–251. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2829103
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