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    Practical Challenges in Harvesting Wave Energy


    Ringwood, John (2008) Practical Challenges in Harvesting Wave Energy. In: ECOR Symposium, 23-24 October 2008, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the challenges of efficiently harnessing wave energy. A variety of energy conversion device types is reviewed and a generic heaving buoy device selected for detailed examination. A number of modelling and control challenges are detailed and a hierarchical control structure is indicated. Both potable water production and electricity generation are included as possible uses of such devices and each presents separate control challenges.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: wave energy; mathematical modelling; control systems; electricity generation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9487
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 16:10
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland (EI)
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