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    Optimal Damping Profiles for a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter


    Nolan, G.A. and Ringwood, John and Leithead, W.E. and Butler, S. (2005) Optimal Damping Profiles for a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter. The proceedings of the Fifteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference ISOPE : Seoul, Korea, June 19-24 2005.

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    Abstract

    This paper explores optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave energy converter (WEC). The approach is mathematical and the model of Eidsmoen (1995) is used as a basis. In order to permit analytical development, the model is initially simplified and an optimal damping profile is determined using numerical optimization. Having found the optimal damping profile, a semi-analytical solution methodology is developed to determine the optimal damping parameters. Finally, the procedure is validated on the original model and some aspects related to the control problem are addressed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Wave energy; heaving buoy; latching; optimisation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 1975
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 15:47
    Journal or Publication Title: The proceedings of the Fifteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference ISOPE : Seoul, Korea, June 19-24 2005
    Publisher: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
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