Steps towards commercialization of new power buoy with pivoting arm LOPF

Lucia Margheritini, Per Resen Steenstrup

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th ewtec 2013 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series : Proceedings of the 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
EditorsPeter 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
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherTechnical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 Sep 20135 Sep 2013
Conference number: 10

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Number10
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period02/09/201305/09/2013
SeriesEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series
Number10

Bibliographical note

The proceedings is published on a usb.

Keywords

  • Laboratory tests
  • Pivoting
  • Power train
  • Power production

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    Margheritini, L., & Steenstrup, P. R. (2013). Steps towards commercialization of new power buoy with pivoting arm LOPF. In 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 (Eds.), 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, No. 10 http://www.ewtec.org/ewtec2013