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Rubber tubes in the sea

Rubber tubes in the sea
Rubber tubes in the sea
A long tube with elastic walls containing water is immersed in the sea aligned in the direction of wave travel. The waves generate bulges which propagate at a speed determined by the distensibility of the tube. If the bulge speed is close to the phase velocity of the waves, there is a resonant transfer of energy from the sea wave to the bulge. At the end of the tube useful energy can be extracted. This paper sets out the theory of bulge tubes in the sea, describes some experiments on the model scale and practical problems. The potential of a full scale device is assessed.
1364-503X
381-402
Farley, F. J. M
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Rainey, R. C. T.
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Chaplin, J.R.
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Farley, F. J. M
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Rainey, R. C. T.
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Chaplin, J.R.
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Farley, F. J. M, Rainey, R. C. T. and Chaplin, J.R. (2012) Rubber tubes in the sea. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 370 (1959), 381-402. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0193).

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A long tube with elastic walls containing water is immersed in the sea aligned in the direction of wave travel. The waves generate bulges which propagate at a speed determined by the distensibility of the tube. If the bulge speed is close to the phase velocity of the waves, there is a resonant transfer of energy from the sea wave to the bulge. At the end of the tube useful energy can be extracted. This paper sets out the theory of bulge tubes in the sea, describes some experiments on the model scale and practical problems. The potential of a full scale device is assessed.

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Published date: January 2012
Organisations: Energy & Climate Change Group

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Local EPrints ID: 204135
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204135
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: b1e3aed2-5ee3-4bbe-bb68-556259f87659

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Date deposited: 24 Nov 2011 15:41
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 20:48

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