Monthly Archives: December 2014

Reliability-Based Structural Optimization of Wave Energy Converters


Simon Ambühl, Morten Kramer and John Dalsgaard Sørensen – Energies, December 2014


More and more wave energy converter (WEC) concepts are reaching prototype level. Once the prototype level is reached, the next step in order to further decrease the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) is optimizing the overall system with a focus on structural and maintenance (inspection) costs, as well as on the harvested power from the waves.  Continue reading


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