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    Rotors for wave energy conversion—Practice and possibilities

    Ermakov, Andrei and Ringwood, John (2021) Rotors for wave energy conversion—Practice and possibilities. IET Renewable Power Generation, 15 (14). pp. 3091-3108. ISSN 1752-1416

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    This review studies some of the existing ideas which create a fundamentally new direction for wave energy converter (WEC) development, obtaining energy from the elliptical motion of particles in water waves using a rotor. The review focuses on three main aspects of rotor-based WECs: experimental study of the developed prototypes, derivation and development of the mathematical models, and control effectors and philosophies for the proposed devices. The range of developed small scale prototypes and their experimental studies are presented. The shortcomings of the current mathematical and hydrodynamic models are identified, while an overview of the proposed and new possible control effectors and strategies is conducted. This allows us to see the state of the development of the different concepts and problems to be solved in bringing wave energy rotors to operational reality.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Rotors; wave energy; conversion;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 16120
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 13:47
    Journal or Publication Title: IET Renewable Power Generation
    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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