Experimental results from wave tank trials of a multi-axis wave energy converter

Zhang, Dahai and Aggidis, George and Wang, Yifei and McCabe, Andy and Li, Wei (2013) Experimental results from wave tank trials of a multi-axis wave energy converter. Applied Physics Letters, 103 (10). ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

A 1/64th scale prototype of multi-axis wave energy converter (WEC) has been tested in the wave tank and the overall concept has been verified. It is shown that when multiple directions of motion are involved, the multi-axis WEC proves to be able to supply more power generation than a single axis one. Results demonstrated that the optimal resonant frequency for maximum power output under different damping values does not vary with wave climate. It is also shown that large overload capability of the system is critical, and indicated that, electric power system is essential to reduce power fluctuations.

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Journal Article
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Applied Physics Letters
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135503
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Deposited On:
22 Jul 2019 10:30
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Yes
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Published
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07 Jan 2020 06:56