WIND DRIVEN WAVES' ENERGETIC POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT ON BRAZILIAN SOUTH-SOUTHEASTERN COAST

Phelype Haron Oleinik, Wiliam Correa Marques, Eduardo de Paula Kirinus

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The electrical energy demand is constantly growing, making the study of new energy sources necessary. The worries about climate change make it almost mandatory that these sources are renewable. The ocean is a vast source of energy that is not yet fully exploited. With this in mind, for this paper, wind generated waves were simulated along the Brazilian South-Southeast shelf to evaluate the existence of places with appropriate potential for conversion into electrical energy. The simulations were run using the spectral wave model TOMAWAC, for the time between January and December 2006. The preliminary results have shown two places on the continental shelf near the coastal zone, with potential for wave energy exploitation. The first location, around the island Ilhabela, has a higher energetic potential than the second location, around Florianópolis; yet, on the other hand, the first location's energetic potential has a higher variability. The location around Florianópolis has a lower average potential (10 to 20 kW/m) than the location around Ilhabela (18 to 25 kW/m); however, its potential is more stable, since its temporal variability is half the one seen on Ilhabela.

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Wave energy; TOMAWAC; Spectral modelling; Wave climate

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21575/25254782rmetg2018vol3n3649

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Direitos autorais 2018 Phelype Haron Oleinik

Revista Mundi Engenharia, Tecnologia e Gestão ISSN 2525-4782

Qualis: B4 - Interdisciplinar, B5 - Geografia, B5 - Administração Pública e de Empresas, Ciências Contábeis e Turismo, B5 - Comunicação e Informação, B5 - Engenharias III

 

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