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    Control Optimisation and Parametric Design

    Ringwood, John (2016) Control Optimisation and Parametric Design. In: Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters. Academic Press, pp. 229-251. ISBN 9780128032107

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    This chapter examines the use of wave energy device (and array) models for model-based control. To date, a wide variety of control strategies for wave energy converters (WECs) have been proposed, each with some requirement for a mathematical description of the wave energy device. Three example WEC control strategies, from relatively simple to one based on numerical optimization, are presented, in order to understand the mathematical modelling requirements for WEC control systems. In addition, the close link between control design and WEC optimization is explored. The optimal device geometry, as well as optimal WEC array layouts can be strongly influenced by the control system adopted for the device/array and the chapter articulates this two-way interaction. Finally, since many WEC control strategies are noncausal, the issue of short-term wave forecasting is addresse

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Wave energy converters; Control systems; Optimization; Numerical optimization; Wave forecasting; WEC array layout optimization; WEC geometry optimization; Complex conjugate control;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9406
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 14:24
    Publisher: Academic Press
    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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