Ahmad Sedaghat1, Ahmad Reza Zamani2, Evaluation of Wave Energy Potentials in Chahbahar port using two methods of water-wind model and wave measurements, The 14th Marine Industries Conference (MIC2012) 26 & 27 December 2012 – Tehran.
The 14th Marine Industries Conference (MIC2012)
26 & 27 December 2012 – Tehran
Evaluation of Wave Energy Potentials in Chahbahar port using two methods of water-wind model and wave measurements
Ahmad Sedaghat1, Ahmad Reza Zamani2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-
83111, I.R. of Iran (email@example.com)
2Subsea R & D Center, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, I.R. of Iran
Renewable energies such as wave energy, despite rapid technological progress and potentials
in Iranian waters, are yet require careful feasibility studies. Recent developments of marine
energy in the world can manifest itself for implementing marine energy absorber devices in
Iran. In this paper, the average annual wave power of Chabahar port is determined using two
approaches. A wave-wind model and three months experimental data are used for
comparison. The wave-wind model predicts the annual wave power 4.746 kW/m2
(approximate method) and 8.621 kW/m2 (accurate method), which are higher than the
measurements. This suggests that further improvements in modeling and more measurements
should be obtained for correct evaluation of Iranian marine energy.
Key Words: Wave Energy potential, Water-wind model, Chabahar Port.