Johannes Falnes

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Professor Emeritus
Department of Physics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
[before 1996: Norwegian Institute of Technology NTH, University of Trondheim]

Born 1931 at Skudenes, Norway.
Graduated from NTH, Electric Engineering Department as "", 1957 and as "dr.techn.", 1972.

Research interests:

Active in research on ocean-wave energy since 1973, when Kjell Budal (1933-1989) initiated this research at NTH. Previous research interests were electromagnetism, physical electronics, thermonuclear fusion and plasma physics

Selection of publications:


Falnes, J.: "Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems: linear interactions including wave-energy extraction". Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2002 (ISBN 982-207-002-0).      [Click here to see a list of errors and misprints.]

Some scientific papers:

K.Budal and J.Falnes: A resonant point absorber of ocean-wave power. Nature, Vol.256, pp.478-479 (1975). Corrigendum in Vol.257, p.626 (1975).

J.Falnes and K.Budal: Wave-power conversion by point absorbers. Norwegian Maritime Research, Vol.6, No.4, pp.2-11 (1978).

K.Budal and J.Falnes: Interacting point absorbers with controlled motion. B.Count (ed.): "Power from Sea Waves" (Academic Press, 1980) pp.381-399.

J.Falnes: Radiation impedance matrix and optimum power absorption for interacting oscillators in surface waves. Applied Ocean Research, Vol.2, pp.75-80 (1980).

K. Budal, J. Falnes, T. Hals, L.C. Iversen and T. Onshus: Model experiment with a phase-controlled point absorber. Proceedings of Second International Symposium on Wave and Tidal Energy, Cambridge, England, 23-25 Sept. 1981, pp. 191-206.

K. Budal, J. Falnes, L.C. Iversen, P.M. Lillebekken, G. Oltedal, T. Hals, T. Onshus, and A.S. Høy: The Norwegian wave-power buoy project. Proceedings 2nd Int. Symp. Wave Energy Utilization, Trondheim-NTH, Norway, 22-24 June 1982, pp. 323-344 (ISBN 82-519-0478-1).

J.Falnes: Wave-power absorption by an array of attenuators oscillating with unconstrained amplitudes. Applied Ocean Research, 6, 1, 16-22, (1984).

J. Falnes and P. McIver: Surface wave interactions with systems of oscillating bodies and pressure distributions. Applied Ocean Research 7, 4, 225-234 (1985).

J. Falnes: Small is beautiful: How to make wave energy economic. 1993 European Wave Energy Symposium, Proceedings of an International Symposium held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 21-24 July 1993, (ISBN 0-903640-84-8), pp.367-372 (1994).

J. Falnes: On non-causal impulse response functions related to propagating water waves. Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 17, pp.379-389 (1995).

Falnes, J. "Wave-energy conversion through relative motion between two single-mode oscillating bodies". Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME Transactions), Vol.121, pp.32-38, 1999.

Falnes, J. “Optimum control of oscillation of wave-energy converters”. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 12, pp., 2002.

Hals, J., Bjarte-Larsson, T., and Falnes, J. “Optimum reactive control and control by latching of a wave-absorbing semisubmerged heaving sphere”. Proceedings of OMAE'02 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, June 23-28, 2002, Oslo, Norway. Paper 28172.

Some invited papers:

J. Falnes and J. Løvseth: Ocean wave energy. Energy Policy, Vol. 19, pp.768-775, (October 1991). Reprinted as Chapter 5 in "Renewable Energy: prospects for implementation" (editor Tim Jackson), Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993 (ISBN 91-8811672-7)

A. Douglas Carmichael and Johannes Falnes: State of the art in wave power recovery. Chapter 8, pp. 182-212 in Richard J. Seymour (ed.) "Ocean Energy Recovery", American Society of Civil Engineers, N.Y., 1992 (ISBN 0-87262-894-9).

J. Falnes: Ocean-wave energy research in Norway. AAM Sayigh (ed.), Renewable Energy: Technology and the Environment: Proceedings of the 2nd World Renewable Energy Congress, Vol. 5, pp. 2451-2460, Pergamon Press 1992.

J. Falnes: Research and development in ocean-wave energy in Norway, pp.27-39 in H. Kondo (ed.), Proceedings of International Symposium on Ocean Energy Development, 26-27 August 1993, Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan (ISBN 4-906457-01-0).

Page erected: 1996-09-30. Modified: 1997-09-01/2002-04-26