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    Numerical Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters

    Bacelli, Giorgio and Ringwood, John (2015) Numerical Optimal Control of Wave Energy Converters. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6 (2). pp. 294-302. ISSN 1949-3029

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    Energy maximizing control for wave energy converters (WECs) is a nonstandard optimal control problem. While the constrained optimal control problem for WECs has been addressed by model-predictive control strategies, such strategies need to employ cost function modifications due to convexity problems and the algorithms are computationally complex, making real-time implementation difficult. The recently developed family of direct transcription methods offer a promising alternative, since they are computationally efficient and a convex problem results. Moreover, constraints on both the device displacement and velocity, and power take off force, are easily incorporated. Both single-body and multibody device models can be used, as well as arrays of single-body or multibody devices.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This work was supported in part by Enterprise Ireland under Grant EI/TD/2009/0331.
    Keywords: Control systems; direct transcription; wave energy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 9435
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 15:28
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Enterprise Ireland (EI)
    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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