Park, M.-S.; Jeong, Y.-J., and Kim, J., 2018. Experimental test of 3kW cylindrical wave energy system with horizontal rotation. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 1311–1315 Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Since the potential of wave energy has been recognized for long and mostly associated with a nondestructive renewable energy, the wave energy has gained attention from many countries to find alternative and reliable energy sources. In the present study, 3kW cylindrical wave energy system with horizontal rotation is newly suggested. The suggested cylindrical wave energy system is composed of the horizontal cylinder, the swing plate and the yawing body. In order to verify the efficiency of cylindrical wave energy system, the experimental test is carried out using 3D wave basin for various parameters. The rotation speed of horizontal cylinder is strongly depended on the height of draft and the distance between the horizontal cylinder and the swing plate, and the period of swing plate is closely related to the period of incident wave. It is found that the suggested cylindrical wave energy system has more wave power available for a wide range of incident wave frequencies.