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Turbine Control Strategy using Wave Prediction to Optimise Power Take Off of Overtopping Wave Energy Converters

Tedd, James; Knapp, Wilfried; Frigaard, Peter; Kofoed, Jens Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Coordination Action on Ocean Energy (CA-OE) : Sixth Framework Programme
  • Country: Denmark
This paper presents the control strategy used on Wave Dragon overtopping wave energy converter. The nature of overtopping requires that for optimum performance the water level in the reservoir must be controlled by controlling the turbine outflows. A history of the simulations performed is included. The concept of including an element of prediction, based on wave records a short distance in front of the Wave Dragon, is introduced. Initial simulations indicate a possibility to increase production by 5 to 10 % with knowledge of the next five overtopping events. It is intended to further this research with more computer simulations and tests on the 1:4.5 scale prot...
free text keywords: Control Strategies, Wave Dragon, Overtoppings, Wave Energy Converters, Outflows
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