Design of a cylindrical buoy for a wave energy converter

Design of a cylindrical buoy for a wave energy converter The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal size of a cylindrical buoy based on wave characteristics: wavelength, wave amplitude, wave velocity, and other factors. Waves are classified into long-period swell waves and short-period lippers. A lipper can provide ripple energy to a wave energy converter, this process can easily cause instability of the energy system, therefore a skirt design can be adopted to increase the cylindrical buoy׳s damping and to decrease the effect of the ripple energy source. A swell wave produces a dynamic and steady force on the cylindrical buoy, providing a stable energy source, and can be used to judge whether the converter can achieve the design value of the expected energy by capturing the periodic average potential energy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ocean Engineering Elsevier

Design of a cylindrical buoy for a wave energy converter

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0029-8018
eISSN
1873-5258
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.08.012
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal size of a cylindrical buoy based on wave characteristics: wavelength, wave amplitude, wave velocity, and other factors. Waves are classified into long-period swell waves and short-period lippers. A lipper can provide ripple energy to a wave energy converter, this process can easily cause instability of the energy system, therefore a skirt design can be adopted to increase the cylindrical buoy׳s damping and to decrease the effect of the ripple energy source. A swell wave produces a dynamic and steady force on the cylindrical buoy, providing a stable energy source, and can be used to judge whether the converter can achieve the design value of the expected energy by capturing the periodic average potential energy.

Journal

Ocean EngineeringElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2015

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