The design of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant requires oceanographic measurements at the specific site to a fine level of detail over a time interval and with a frequency sufficient to assure optimum configuration and performance. A part of the design process is continuous evaluation on the oceanic data and matching it to the needs of design, construction and test. Of the great quantities of oceanographic data available at likely OTEC sites, little was acquired with the objective of an OTEC plant. A structure of such large size, mass and involving such large mooring loads and large amounts of fluid flow is without precedent. Consequently, some data is of direct applicability, some needs interpretation, some may have insufficient accuracy of resolution and additional measurements may be required. A program is underway to assess available ocean data, to design a plan and schedule to match ocean data to design, construction and test, to match existing data to this plan and to recommend a program of additional measurements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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    Marine Technology Society

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  • Authors:
    • Lewis, L F
    • Mavor Jr, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM