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    On energy transfer of parametric resonance for wave energy conversion

    Guo, Bingyong and Ringwood, John (2021) On energy transfer of parametric resonance for wave energy conversion. In: 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 5-9th Sept 2021, Plymouth, UK.

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    Parametric resonance has been observed, both numerically and experimentally, in various studies of wave energy converters (WECs). Large heave motions induce a periodic variation in the metacentric height of a WEC body and, consequently, cause a harmonic variation in pitch/roll restoring coefficients, which can parametrically excite the pitch/roll modes. Current studies attempt to determine the occurrence conditions of parametric resonance, by detecting the boundaries between stable and unstable regions in the parameter space. In the literature, some studies aim to make use of parametric resonance for improving power capture. In contrast, some studies try to suppress the effect of parametric resonance, as it can reduce power capture efficiency in the primary degree of freedom. However, how energy transfers from one mode to another is not fully understood. This study aims to analyse energy transfer between heave and pitch/roll modes when parametric resonance occurs. A generic cylindrical point absorber is studied as a WEC floater to consider non-linear wave-structure interaction, including non-linear FroudeKrylov and viscous forces. A heave-pitch-roll three-degree of-freedom model is derived for numerical study of the energy transfer between different operational modes.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Wave energy converter; parametric resonance; energy transfer; multiple degrees of freedom; hydrodynamic modelling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 16125
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 15:59
    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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