This paper explores optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave energy converter (WEC). The approach is mathematical and the model of Eidsmoen (1995) is used as a basis. In order to permit analytical development, the model is initially simplified and an optimal damping profile is determined using numerical optimization. Having found the optimal damping profile, a semi-analytical solution methodology is developed to determine the optimal damping parameters. Finally, the procedure is validated on the original model and some aspects related to the control problem are addressed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- damping profiles
- wave-energy converter
Nolan, G. A., Ringwood, J. V., Leithead, W., & Butler, S. (2005). Optimal damping profiles for a heaving buoy wave-energy converter. International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference Proceedings, 1, 477-485. https://doi.org/10.3182/20100915-3-DE-3008.00067