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    Modelling of Multibody Marine Systems with Application to Wave-Energy Devices


    O'Cathain, Michael and Leira, Bernt J. and Ringwood, John (2007) Modelling of Multibody Marine Systems with Application to Wave-Energy Devices. In: European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 11-13 September 2007, Porto. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Time-domain modelling of wave-energy devices is important. This is due to the need for information on the device’s transient response characteristics; even when linear potential theory is assumed when modelling hydrodynamic loads, significant non-linearities may be present in the system due to the power-take off (PTO), mooring, and control subsystems. In this paper, an approach for modelling multibody marine systems is presented. The Newton-Euler equations with eliminated constraints (NE-EC) are utilised to capture the rigid body dynamics of the constrained multibody system. This results in the convenient integration of active loads (as opposed to interbody constraint forces) acting on the multibody system. In this paper, the active loads considered are: hydrodynamic, PTO, and mooring loads

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: multibody; time-domain; Newton-Euler equations; modelling for control;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 4420
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 14:53
    Refereed: No
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