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    Optimal Damping Profile for a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter


    Teillant, B. and Gilloteaux, J.C. and Ringwood, John (2010) Optimal Damping Profile for a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter. In: IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS), September 2010, Rostock.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy Wave Energy Converter (WEC) with a single degree of freedom. The goal is to examine how the device can be controlled to harvest maximum energy from incident waves. Both latching and declutching strategies are allowed via a general parametrization of the damping force. Ultimately, the research attempts to determine the best control strategy to apply considering the relative resonant frequency of the device and the monochromatic wave frequency set.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Wave energy; Heaving buoy; Latching; Declutching; Optimization;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 3612
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 09:20
    Refereed: Yes
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