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Genetic algorithms for the development and optimisation of wave energy converter control systems.

Gunn, K. and Taylor, C. James (2008) Genetic algorithms for the development and optimisation of wave energy converter control systems. In: 23rd European Institute for Applied Research Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis, 1900-01-01, Coventry University, UK.

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Abstract

Many strategies have been proposed for the control of wave energy converters (WECs). In order to evaluate these control strategies, they need to be optimised for realistic operating conditions. This paper develops a generic approach for WEC optimisation based on the use of Genetic Algorithms (GAs). Simulation results are presented for tuning an illustrative device in both sinusoidal and real waves; and for optimisation of both `slow tuning' and `latching' control systems. In contrast to conventional methods, the proposed GA successfully optimises the latching control algorithm for realistic seas without prior assumptions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 23rd European Institute for Applied Research Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis
Uncontrolled Keywords: wave energy converters ; optimisation ; genetic algorithms ; latching
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 33445
Deposited By: Dr C. James Taylor (Engineering)
Deposited On: 18 May 2010 13:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 06:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33445

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