The absorbed power, motion and drift force of a floating wave energy device with two oscillating water column (OWC) chambers are studied taking account of the interaction between two chambers within the scope of the linear wave theory. The oscillating surface-pressure in the OWC chamber is represented by a product of the air-flow velocity and an equivalent linear damping parameter. The two-dimensional potential problem is formulated as a hybrid Green integral equation using the Rankine Green function inside the chamber and the finite-depth free-surface Green function outside respectively. The present numerical method makes it possible to tune the OWC and the floating body motions to the incident waves that is essential to maximize the absorbed power. The absorbed powers are calculated by both the near-field and far-field methods for various values of the linear damping parameter in two chambers. The reflection and transmission coefficients of the body are also presented. The numerical results for one OWC devices where the OWC is placed in a backward and forward bent duct buoys (BBDB and FBDB) are also presented for comparison of the performance. The present floating wave energy devices can also be served as a good floating breakwater having small drift force. The present numerical results show that the existence of reverse time-mean horizontal wave drift force is not contradictory to the principle of wave energy conservation.

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