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Latching control of a point absorber

Hoskin, R. E. and Nichols, N. (1986) Latching control of a point absorber. In: n.k.nichols, 1986, The Fluid Engineering Centre, Bedford, pp. 317-330. (Proceedings published by BHRA)

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Abstract/Summary

In this paper the authors investigate the use of optimal control techniques for improving the efficiency of the power conversion system in a point absorber wave power device. A simple mathematical model of the system is developed and an optimal control strategy for power generation is determined. They describe an algorithm for solving the problem numerically, provided the incident wave force is given. The results show that the performance of the device is significantly improved with the handwidth of the response being widened by the control strategy.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:27626
Uncontrolled Keywords:electric power generation, energy recovery, energy resources, mathematical models, wave power, waves

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