Steps towards commercialization of new power buoy with pivoting arm LOPF

Lucia Margheritini, Per Resen Steenstrup

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Abstrakt

The fully instrumented Lever Operated Pivoting Float LOPF wave energy buoy model has gone through the first stage of testing in regular waves in scale 1:25 of the North Sea wave conditions, in the 3D deep wave basin at the Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering Laboratory of Aalborg University. Some direct measurements from the model device are: voltage output, the torque on the generator, the arm bending moment produced by the mooring line and the absolute angle of the pivoting float. These allowed to follow the conversion of power in the power train from mechanic to electric power, the identification of areas for improvements and the preliminary result revealing that it is expected that a 15 m buoy in North Sea conditions will generate between 222 MWh/y and 723 MWh/y, depending on the degree of improvement achieved from the first model.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel10th ewtec 2013 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series : Proceedings of the 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
RedaktørerPeter Frigaard, Jens Peter Kofoed, AbuBakr S. Bahaj, Lars Bergdahl, Alain Clément, Daniel Conley, Antonio F. O. Falcão, Cameron MacLeod Johnstone, Lucia Margheritini, Ian Masters, António José Sarmento, Diego Vicinanza
Antal sider6
Udgivelses stedAalborg
ForlagTechnical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Publikationsdato2013
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 2 sep. 20135 sep. 2013
Konferencens nummer: 10

Konference

KonferenceEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Nummer10
LandDanmark
ByAalborg
Periode02/09/201305/09/2013
NavnEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series
Nummer10

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Emneord

  • Laboratory tests
  • Pivoting
  • Power train
  • Power production

Citationsformater

Margheritini, L., & Steenstrup, P. R. (2013). Steps towards commercialization of new power buoy with pivoting arm LOPF. I P. Frigaard, J. P. Kofoed, A. S. Bahaj, L. Bergdahl, A. Clément, D. Conley, A. F. O. Falcão, C. M. Johnstone, L. Margheritini, I. Masters, A. J. Sarmento, & D. Vicinanza (red.), 10th ewtec 2013 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series: Proceedings of the 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Technical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series, Nr. 10 http://www.ewtec.org/ewtec2013