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Wave Energy Conversion

Wave Energy Conversion

Author: John Brooke

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080543707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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Wave energy, together with other renewable energy resources is expected to provide a small but significant proportion of future energy requirements without adding to pollution and global warming. This practical and concise reference considers alternative application methods, explains the concepts behind wave energy conversion and investigates wave power activities across the globe. Explores the potential of using the power generated by waves as a natural energy resource Considers the power transfer systems needed to do this, and looks at the environmental impacts

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Author: Aurelien Babarit

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081023907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

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The waves that animate the surface of the oceans represent a deposit of renewable energy that for the most part is still unexploited today. This is not for lack of effort, as for more than two hundred years inventors, researchers and engineers have struggled to develop processes and systems to recover the energy of the waves. While all of these efforts have failed to converge towards a satisfactory technological solution, the result is a rich scientific and technical literature as well as extensive and varied feedback from experience. For the uninitiated, this abundance is an obstacle. In order to facilitate familiarization with the subject, we propose in this work a summary of the state of knowledge on the potential of wave energy as well as on the processes and technologies of its recovery (wave energy converters). In particular, we focus on the problem of positioning wave energy in the electricity market, the development of wave energy conversion technologies from a historical perspective, and finally the energy performance of the devices. This work is aimed at students, researchers, developers, industry professionals and decision makers who wish to acquire a global perspective and the necessary tools to understand the field. Reviews the state of knowledge and developments on wave energy recovery Presents the history of wave energy recovery Classifies the various systems for recovering this type of energy

Ocean Wave Energy Systems

Ocean Wave Energy Systems

Author: Abdus Samad

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030787165

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 578

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This book offers a timely review of wave energy and its conversion mechanisms. Written having in mind current needs of advanced undergraduates engineering students, it covers the whole process of energy generation, from waves to electricity, in a systematic and comprehensive manner. Upon a general introduction to the field of wave energy, it presents analytical calculation methods for estimating wave energy potential in any given location. Further, it covers power-take off (PTOs), describing their mechanical and electrical aspects in detail, and control systems and algorithms. The book includes chapters written by active researchers with vast experience in their respective filed of specialization. It combines basic aspects with cutting-edge research and methods, and selected case studies. The book offers systematic and practice-oriented knowledge to students, researchers, and professionals in the wave energy sector. Chapters 17 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Author: Michael E. McCormick

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486318165

Category: Science

Page: 302

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This volume will prove of vital interest to those studying the use of renewable resources. Scientists, engineers, and inventors will find it a valuable review of ocean wave mechanics as well as an introduction to wave energy conversion. It presents physical and mathematical descriptions of the nine generic wave energy conversion techniques, along with their uses and performance characteristics. Author Michael E. McCormick is the Corbin A. McNeill Professor of Naval Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to his timely and significant coverage of possible environmental effects associated with wave energy conversion, he provides a separate treatment of several electro-mechanical energy conversion techniques. Many worked examples throughout the book will be particularly useful to readers with a limited mathematical background. Those interested in research and development will benefit from the extensive bibliography.

Ocean Wave Energy

Ocean Wave Energy

Author: Joao Cruz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540748953

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 431

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The authors of this timely reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion – and they do so for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to machines that convert wave power to electricity and examines state-of-the-art modern systems.

Ocean Wave Energy

Ocean Wave Energy

Author: Joao Cruz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540843752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 431

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The authors of this timely reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion – and they do so for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to machines that convert wave power to electricity and examines state-of-the-art modern systems.

Evaluation of Ocean-Energy Conversion Based on Linear Generator Concepts

Evaluation of Ocean-Energy Conversion Based on Linear Generator Concepts

Author: Michael A. Stelzer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477244948

Category: Education

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EVALUATION OF OCEAN-ENERGY CONVERSION BASED ON LINEAR GENERATOR CONCEPTS As the world continues to demand greater productivity and lifestyle enrichment through technological advancements, the demand for electrical power is predicted to escalate dramatically. Thus far, this increased demand has been primarily supplied from fossil fueled plants. Unfortunately, the burning of fossil fuels produce harmful carbon dioxide pollution as a by-product. It has been hypothesized that unless a clean, renewable, and efficient alternate source of energy is found soon, the world may either exhaust its supplies of energy-producing materials or drastically degrade its environment. However, motions that occur naturally, such as ocean waves, can play a significant role in generating environmentally safe and economically viable energy for human utilization. The focus of this work predicts the electrical power generation capabilities from a seabed mounted linear generator tethered to a floating buoy heaving under the influence of passing ocean surface waves. Mathematical models are introduced which simulate the oceans' surface conditions under both the regular (basic) and irregular (natural) wave regimes, the heave (vertical displacement) response for a floating buoy, and the resulting electrical output parameters of the linear generator. Within these models, various physical and electrical parameters are altered in an attempt to generate a greater output power for a given sea state condition, making the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) more efficient. It is shown theoretically that the buoy can be designed to have a greater heave response than that of the height of a passing wave resulting in an increase in generated power from the linear generator. Author Information: Dr. Michael A. Stelzer is a Certified Project Manager and Senior Electronic Technician with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During his career to date, Mr. Stelzer has published four additional educational titles and has been admitted into Cambridge Who's Who top 101 industry experts.

Towards Reliable and Survivable Ocean Wave Energy Converters

Towards Reliable and Survivable Ocean Wave Energy Converters

Author: Adam C. Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:423365914

Category: Electric current converters

Page: 96

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Ocean wave energy is a new and developing field of renewable energy with great potential. The energy contained in one meter of an average wave off the coast of Newport Oregon could supply dozens of homes with electricity. However, ocean waves are usually quite irregular which leads to large bursts and lulls in the power available for extraction. These bursts and lulls generate large cyclic system stresses that will invariably work over time to damage an ocean wave energy converter. Due to the generally remote and extreme conditions of deployment, the reliability and survivability of an Ocean Wave Energy Converter (OWEC) are expected to greatly impact the cost of generated power passed to the consumer. For this reason, it is imperative that OWECs are both highly reliable during operation, and highly survivable through extreme conditions. This thesis is a compilation of three papers relating to the reliability and survivability of OWECs. The first paper broadly addresses the probabilistic design of ocean wave energy converters for real ocean waves. The analysis conducted in this paper used 13 years of data from the Stonewall Banks data buoy off the coast of Newport Oregon (NDBC buoy 46050) to extrapolate probabilistic information that could be used throughout the design process to improve system reliability. The second paper provides a definition and metric for the widely used term survivability. Survivability is often confused with the similar concept of reliability. The paper seeks to highlight differences between the two terms with the intention of clarifying their relation to system design. The final paper presents a method for concept evaluation in the earliest stages of design. A comparative function based failure analysis is conducted during the concept stage to aid in design selection. Selecting concepts that show promising failure traits early in the design process will improve the reliability and survivability of the final system.

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

Author: Arthur Pecher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319398891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy. The ten chapters highlight the key rules of thumb, address all the main technical engineering aspects and describe in detail all the key aspects to be considered in the techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book answers questions relevant to readers of different backgrounds, from developers, private and public investors, to students and researchers. It is thereby a valuable resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners in the wave energy sector.

Wave Energy Conversion

Wave Energy Conversion

Author:

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: 0080442129

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 761

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Wave energy, together with other renewable energy resources is expected to provide a small but significant proportion of future energy requirements without adding to pollution and global warming. This practical and concise reference considers alternative application methods, explains the concepts behind wave energy conversion and investigates wave power activities across the globe. Explores the potential of using the power generated by waves as a natural energy resource Considers the power transfer systems needed to do this, and looks at the environmental impacts