A generic method for determining WEC power conversion from a random sea

George H. Smith, Vengatesan Venugopal

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the calculation of the power delivered from a wave energy converter using a conventional frequency transfer function approach and compares this with an alternative analysis based on a "wave-by-wave" basis. This alternative method goes some way to estimating the power that a resonant device, capable of tuning, might extract from a random sea state. For the purposes of this paper the time series were synthesized from a range of spectra representative of unimodal and bimodal sea states. The calculated power from each method is compared. An initial examination of how the delivered power can be related to the bandwidth of the sea is also presented. Copyright © 2006 by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of The Sixteenth 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006
    Pages460-465
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 28 May 20062 Jun 2006

    Conference

    Conference16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleISOPE 2006
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA
    Period28/05/062/06/06

    Keywords

    • Bandwidth
    • Renewable energy
    • Tuning
    • Wave power

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