Mohammed Jama, Addy Wahyudie, Ali Assi, and Hassan Noura – Energies, June 2014
This article presents an intelligent fuzzy logic controller (FLC) for controlling single-body heaving wave energy converter (WEC) or what is widely known as “Point Absorber”. The controller aims at maximizing the energy captured from the sea waves. The power take-off (PTO) limitations are addressed implicitly in the fuzzy inference system (FIS) framework. Continue reading
M. Jama, A. Wahyudie, H. Noura, and A. Assi – 2012 International Conference on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC) – November, 2012
This paper presents a new control strategy based on fuzzy logic for maximizing the absorbed energy of heaving wave energy converters (WEC). The fuzzy logic controller is responsible of minimizing the discrepancy between the optimal reference buoy velocity and the actual buoy velocity, hence maximizing the captured power for irregular sea environment. The proposed controller performed well compared to a conventional fixed reactive control strategy.