Analysis and optimization of a tethered wave energy converter in irregular waves

EE Bachynski, YL Young, RW Yeung- Renewable Energy, December 2012

► Fundamental dynamic response of moored wave energy converters in 3 degrees of freedom. ► Semi-analytical method to maximize energy extraction and ensure structural safety. ► Important to tune resonance frequencies to site-specific probabilistic wave climate. ► Mooring lines introduce additional low-frequency resonance. ► Low center of gravity and low radius of gyration minimize coupled pitch-surge motion.



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