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    Optimisation of a wave energy converter

    Ringwood, John and Butler, Shane (2004) Optimisation of a wave energy converter. In: IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems - CAMS 2004, July 7-9 2004, Ancona, Italy.

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    This paper examines a simple model of an idealised point-absorber wave energy device. The objective of the research is to examine how the device can be optimised in order to extract maximum energy from incident waves. This applies to both the broad design parameters of the buoy and also to the synthesis of the damping function, in which the wave energy is converted. The issue of the adjustment of the phase of the velocity evolution with respect to the incident force (known as phase control) is dealt with in detail, with the intention of optimising the damping force over the wave cycle. The research ultimately attempts to parameterise the optimal damping force in terms of incident wave frequency and device parameters.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Optimisation; optimization; wave energy; converter; heaving buoy; latching;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 1956
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 15:51
    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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