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    Enhancement of the wave energy conversion characteristics of a hinge barge using pseudospectral control

    Paparella, Francesco and Ringwood, John (2016) Enhancement of the wave energy conversion characteristics of a hinge barge using pseudospectral control. In: UKACC 11th International Conference on Control (CONTROL), 2016. IEEE. ISBN 9781467398916

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    This paper shows the benefits of using pseudo-spectral (PS) methods for the optimal control of a three-body hinge-barge device. Two different control formulations are derived based on different representations of the dynamic model of the device: the differential and algebraic equations (DAE) formulation, and the ordinary differential equations (ODE) formulation. Wave-tank tests are carried out in order to validate the DAE and ODE models against experimental data. For control design, PS methods show significant improvements in terms of absorbed power with respect to an optimal damping strategy.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This paper is based upon works supported by the Science Foundation Ireland under Grant No. 12/RC/2302 for the Marine Renewable Ireland (MaREI) centre.
    Keywords: wave power generation; control system synthesis; damping; differential algebraic equations; optimal control; power generation control;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 9412
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 14:23
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
    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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