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    Optimal Control of a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Device Using Pseudospectral Methods

    Paparella, Francesco and Ringwood, John (2017) Optimal Control of a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Device Using Pseudospectral Methods. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 8 (1). pp. 200-207. ISSN 1949-3029

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    This paper shows the potential of optimal control for enhancing the power capture for a three-body hinge-barge wave energy converter (WEC). It is the first documented application of a coordinated control strategy for a hinge-barge WEC, where power is converted at the joints between both the fore and aft pontoons, and the central barge section. Two separate optimal control formulations, based on different model representations, are evaluated and are shown to considerably outperform an optimal constant damping control strategy

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Model-based control; multi-body wave energy converters (WECs); pseudo-spectral (PS) methods;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 11778
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 17:37
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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