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Design Parameter Analysis of Point Absorber WEC via an Evolutionary-Algorithm-Based Dimensioning Tool
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Mathematical programming, optimal and variational techniques,
  • Other generation systems
Information
Abstract
Wave energy conversion has an essential difference from other renewable energies since the dependence between the devices design and the energy resource is stronger. Dimensioning is therefore considered a key stage when a design project of Wave Energy Converters (WEC) is undertaken. Location, WEC concept, Power Take-Off (PTO) type, control strategy and hydrodynamic resonance considerations are some of the critical aspects to take into account to achieve a good performance. The paper proposes an automatic dimensioning methodology to be accomplished at the initial design project stages and the following elements are described to carry out the study: an optimization design algorithm, its objective functions and restrictions, a PTO model, as well as a procedure to evaluate the WEC energy production. After that, a parametric analysis is included considering different combinations of the key parameters previously introduced. A variety of study cases are analysed from the point of view of energy production for different design-parameters and all of them are compared with a reference case. Finally, a discussion is presented based on the results obtained, and some recommendations to face the WEC design stage are given.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Energies
ISBN
1996-1073
Impact factor JCR
2,072
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2014
Volume
8
10.3390/en81011203
Journal number
10
From page
11203
To page
11233
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Marcos Blanco Aguado (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Moreno-Torres Concha (UPM)
  • Autor: Marcos Lafoz Pastor (UPM)
  • Autor: Dionisio Ramirez Prieto (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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