A wave energy conversion module for electricity or water production

A.D. Grant, J.K.M. Fulton, H.H. Hopfe, W.A. Hopfe

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Abstract

A device for efficiently extracting hydrodynamic energy from ocean waves, comprising a floating platform structure, an anchoring means which is connected to piston shafts of an array of hydraulic cylinders having pistons therein within the platform structure which act through a network of check valves as piston pumps for transferring hydraulic fluid from an air cushioned low pressure reservoir to an air cushioned high pressure reservoir, a hydraulic motor or turbine mechanically coupled to an electric generator and hydraulically connected between the two reservoir tanks which produces electricity as fluid is allowed to flow through the motor or turbine from the high pressure reservoir to the low pressure reservoir.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European Wave Energy Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Wave energy conversion
Electricity
Pistons
Water
Electric generators
Hydraulic motors
Hydraulic turbines
Reciprocating pumps
Hydraulic fluids
Shafts (machine components)
Water waves
Air
Turbines
Hydrodynamics
Hydraulics
Fluids

Keywords

  • wave energy
  • water production
  • hydrodynamic energy

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Grant, A. D., Fulton, J. K. M., Hopfe, H. H., & Hopfe, W. A. (2003). A wave energy conversion module for electricity or water production. In Proceedings of the 5th European Wave Energy Conference
Grant, A.D. ; Fulton, J.K.M. ; Hopfe, H.H. ; Hopfe, W.A. / A wave energy conversion module for electricity or water production. Proceedings of the 5th European Wave Energy Conference. 2003.
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Grant AD, Fulton JKM, Hopfe HH, Hopfe WA. A wave energy conversion module for electricity or water production. In Proceedings of the 5th European Wave Energy Conference. 2003