Estimating the Energy Production Capacity of a Taut-Moored Dual-Body Wave Energy Conversion System Using Numerical Modeling and Physical Testing

TitleEstimating the Energy Production Capacity of a Taut-Moored Dual-Body Wave Energy Conversion System Using Numerical Modeling and Physical Testing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsElwood, D., S. C. Yim, E. A. Amon, A. von Jouanne, and T. K. A. Brekken
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Volume133
Issue3
Pagination1-9
Date Published03/2011
ISSN08927219
Abstract

This paper presents an innovative technique for evaluating the performance of direct-drive power take-off systems for wave energy devices using simulated force and velocity profiles. The performance of a linear generator was evaluated in a realistic operating condition using the results from a coupled model of a taut moored, dual body, and wave energy conversion system as position input for Oregon State University’s wave energy linear test bed. The experimental results from the linear test bed can be compared with the predictions of the simulation and used to evaluate the efficiency of the generator.

DOI10.1115/1.4003184
Short TitleJ. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng.