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    Modelling and Simulation of the Power Take-Off System for a Hinge-Barge Wave-Energy Converter


    Nolan, G. and Ó Catháin, M. and Murtagh, J. and Ringwood, John (2003) Modelling and Simulation of the Power Take-Off System for a Hinge-Barge Wave-Energy Converter. In: Fifth European Wave Energy Conference : proceedings of an international conference held at University College Cork, Ireland 17-20th September 2003. Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre, Cork, pp. 1-8. ISBN 0950244058

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    Abstract

    The McCabe Wave Pump (MWP) has possibilities for the conversion of wave energy into electrical energy and the production of potable water. However, in order to optimise the dynamics and operation of this device in the face of a wide variety of sea conditions, a number of important control issues must be addressed. The first step, which is addressed in this paper, is the production of a dynamical model of the MWP, which can provide a basis for both control design and simulation. Since the power take-off (PTO) system provides the main damping in the system, the paper places particular emphasis on the PTO model and how it couples to the main rig dynamics. The control problem formulation is also briefly addressed.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this paper is available at Fifth European Wave Energy Conference : proceedings of an international conference held at University College Cork, Ireland 17-20th September 2003
    Keywords: Ocean wave power; Modelling; Simulation; Power Take-Off System; Hinge-Barge Wave-Energy Converter;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 4424
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 14:49
    Publisher: Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre
    Refereed: Yes
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