Latching control to improve wave power absorption with wave energy converter

KARA, Fuat (2023). Latching control to improve wave power absorption with wave energy converter. Prospects of mechanical engineering & technology, 1 (2).

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A discrete control of latching is used to increase the bandwidth of the efficiency of the Wave Energy Converters (WEC) in regular and irregular seas. When latching control applied to WEC it increases the amplitude of the motion as well as absorbed power. It is assumed that the exciting force is known in the close future and that body is hold in position during the latching time. A heaving vertical-cylinder as a pointabsorber WEC is used for the numerical prediction of the different parameters. The absorbed maximum power from the sea is achieved with a three-dimensional panel method using Neumann-Kelvin approximation in which the exact initial-boundary-value problem is linearized about a uniform flow and recast as an integral equation using the transient free-surface green function. The calculated response amplitude operator, absorbed power, relative capture width, and efficiency of vertical cylinder compared with analytical results.

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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 09:29
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 14:46

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