The paper describes the wave induced loading on the overtopping based wave energy converter Wave Dragon. Focus is put on the junction between the main body and the reflector, also called the "shoulder part", where large cross sectional forces and bending moments acts. There are two main objectives for this paper, first to verify the FEM results obtained by Niras, Danish society in charge of the finite element modelling and structural design, and then to make a first experimental fatigue analysis of a particular part of the Wave Dragon. This last part shall be considered as an exercise for the further work that is to be done for the fatigue analysis, and which is not part of this paper.
Proceedings of the Third Ca-oe Workshop: System Design, Construction, Reliability and Safety, Amsterdam, 30-31 March, 2006, 2006