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    Optimising numerical wave tank tests for the parametric identification of wave energy device models


    Ringwood, John and Davidson, Josh and Giorgi, Simone (2015) Optimising numerical wave tank tests for the parametric identification of wave energy device models. Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2015).

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    Abstract

    While linear and nonlinear system identification is a well established field in the control system sciences, it is rarely used in wave energy applications. System identification allows the dynamics of the system to be quantified from measurements of the system inputs and outputs, without significant recourse to first principles modelling. One significant obstacle in using system identification for wave energy devices is the difficulty in accurately quantifying the exact incident wave excitation, in both open ocean and wave tank scenarios. However, the use of numerical wave tanks (NWTs) allow all system variables to be accurately quantified and present some novel system tests not normally available for experimental devices. Considered from a system identification perspective, this paper examines the range of tests available in a NWT from which linear and nonlinear dynamic models can be derived. Recommendations are given as to the optimal configuration of such system identification tests.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Optimising numerical wave tank tests; parametric identification; wave energy device models;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6684
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 11:30
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2015)
    Publisher: ASME
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: EU Structural Funds Programme 2007- 2013 under grant EI/CF/2011/1320, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Government and the European Union
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