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    Robust control of wave energy converters


    Fusco, Francesco and Ringwood, John (2014) Robust control of wave energy converters. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications.

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    Abstract

    Energy-maximising controllers for wave energy devices are normally based on linear hydrodynamic device models. Such models ignore nonlinear effects which typically manifest themselves for large device motion (typical in this application) and may also include other modelling errors. In this paper, we present a methodology for reducing the sensitivity to modelling errors and nonlinear effects by the use of a hierarchical robust controller, which also allows good energy maximisation to be recovered through a passivity-based control approach.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Robust control; wave energy converters;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6786
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 15:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
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