Perforated and OWC Caissons
It has currently become an important issue in searching clean and sustainable renewable energy in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Wave power is one of substantial renewable energies. The oscillating water column (OWC) device is the most extensively studies of wave energy converter and the largest number of prototypes so far deployed into the sea. We proposed a modified breakwater-integrated OWC device which is expected to work for promoting the efficiency of the WEC. This study reports the preliminary experimental results of both water and air flow characteristics inside the modified OWC chamber to demonstrate the hydrodynamic performance.