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    Control-Influenced Layout Optimization of Arrays of Wave Energy Converters


    Balitsky, Philip and Bacelli, Giorgio and Ringwood, John (2014) Control-Influenced Layout Optimization of Arrays of Wave Energy Converters. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2014. ASME. ISBN 9780791845486

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    Abstract

    In this paper we compare the optimal configurations for an array of WECs given two control schemes, a real-time global control and a passive sea-state based tuning scheme. In a particular wave climate and array orientation with its axis normal to the prevailing wave direction, closely-spaced symmetrical arrays of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 cylinders of different radiative properties are simulated for varying inter-device separation distances. For each device and control type, we focus on the factors that influence the optimal layout, including number of devices, separating distance and angular spreading. The average annual power output is calculated for each optimal configuration.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Enterprise Ireland under contract TD/2009/0331 and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland for providing the wave data.
    Keywords: Layout Optimization; Wave Energy Converters; control schemes;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9448
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 14:14
    Publisher: ASME
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland (EI)
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