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Optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave-energy converter

Nolan, G.A. and Ringwood, J.V. and Leithead, William and Butler, S. (2005) Optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave-energy converter. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference Proceedings, 1. pp. 477-485. ISSN 1098-6189

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Abstract

This paper explores optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave energy converter (WEC). The approach is mathematical and the model of Eidsmoen (1995) is used as a basis. In order to permit analytical development, the model is initially simplified and an optimal damping profile is determined using numerical optimization. Having found the optimal damping profile, a semi-analytical solution methodology is developed to determine the optimal damping parameters. Finally, the procedure is validated on the original model and some aspects related to the control problem are addressed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 11325
Keywords: damping profiles, wave-energy converter, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 13:32
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 17:03
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/11325

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