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Two-Dimensional Geometric Optimization of an Oscillating Water Column Converter of Real Scale


Mateus das Neves Gomes, Elizaldo Domingues dos Santos, Liércio André Isoldi, and Luiz Alberto Oliveira Rocha – 22nd International Congress of Mechanical Engineering, November 2013

Abstract

The present paper presents a two-dimensional numerical study about the geometric optimization of an ocean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) into electrical energy. The operational principle is based on the Oscillating Water Column (OWC). The main goal is to seek for the optimal geometry which maximizes the absorbed power take off (PTO) when it is subjected to a defined wave climate. To do so, Constructal Design is employed varying the degree of freedom (DOF) H1/L (ratio between the height and length of OWC chamber) and H3 (lip submergence), while the other DOF H2/l (ratio between height and length of chimney) is kept fixed. Continue reading

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International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2012


The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) was held October 16-19, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. The conference featured presentations, posters, and papers from international experts on marine renewable energy, with a focus on wave and tidal energy. The conference proceedings and presentations are available through the conference website.

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Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2012


The Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) was held in Rayleigh, North Carolina from 15-20 September, 2012. A number of marine renewable energy papers were presented at the conference and proceedings are available here.

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Welcome to MHKTechPapers


Welcome to MHK Tech Papers Blog.  The purpose of this blog is to aggregate and organize technical papers as they relate the the development of Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. This blog is a community effort, begun by Mike Spray, and focuses on technology development, economics and resource assessment. Those with interests in social science, environmental impacts, and policy dimensions of MHK technologies may find alternative compendiums helpful, such as the TETHYS database. This blog acts as a virtual journal for MHK, a necessary function, since MHK papers are scattered across a broad set of archival journals. In addition to archival literature, this blog contains relevant technical reports and theses/dissertations. All are tagged as such to distinguish between types of literature.

This blog is maintained by MHK researchers on a rotating, volunteer basis. To recommend a paper for inclusion, gain access, volunteer to take a turn maintaining things, or obtain further information, please contact the current maintainer (Brian Polagye: bpolagye@gmail.com)

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