Co-design of controllers in wave energy converters

Onslow, Matthew and Stock, Adam and Forehand, David (2023) Co-design of controllers in wave energy converters. In: Future Wind & Marine 2023, 2023-02-17 - 2023-02-17, Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.

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Co-design has been successfully utilised in wind turbines to improve efficiencies and reduce levelised cost of energy (LCoE). Currently, wave energy converter (WEC) controllers are designed once the physical device is mostly finished. Introducing a co-design philosophy to WEC design could help bring down it’s LCoE to competitive levels.