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    Nonlinear model reduction for wave energy systems: a moment-matching-based approach

    Faedo, Nicolás and Dores Piuma, Francisco Javier and Giorgi, Giuseppe and Ringwood, John V. (2020) Nonlinear model reduction for wave energy systems: a moment-matching-based approach. Nonlinear Dynamics, 102 (3). pp. 1215-1237. ISSN 0924-090X

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    Abstract Wave energy converters (WECs) inherently require appropriate control system technology to ensure maximum energy absorption from ocean waves, consequently reducing the associated levelised cost of energy and facilitating their successful commercialisation. Regardless of the control strategy, the definition of the control problem itself depends upon the specification of a suitable WEC model. Not only is the structure of the model relevant for the definition of the control problem, but also its associated complexity: given that the control law must be computed in real-time, there is a limit to the computational complexity of the WEC model employed in the control design procedure, while there is also a limit to the (analytical) complexity of mathematical models for which a control solution can be efficiently found. This paper presents a systematic nonlinear model reduction by moment matching framework for WEC systems, capable of providing control-oriented WEC models tailored for the control application, which inherently preserves steady state response characteristics. Existence and uniqueness of the associated nonlinear moment for WECs are proved in this paper, for a general class of systems. Given that the definition of nonlinear moments depends upon the solution of a nonlinear partial differential equation, an approximation framework for the computation of the nonlinear moment is proposed, tailored for the WEC application. Finally, the use and capabilities of the framework are illustrated by means of case studies, using different WEC systems, under a variety of wave conditions.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Faedo Nicolás, Dores Piuma, F. J., Giuseppe, G., & Ringwood, J. V. (2020). Nonlinear model reduction for wave energy systems: A moment-matching-based approach. Nonlinear Dynamics, 102(3), 1215-1237. doi:
    Keywords: Nonlinear model reduction; Moment-matching; Wave energy conversion; Nonlinear hydrodynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 15957
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 10:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Nonlinear Dynamics
    Publisher: Proquest
    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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