Modelling and test results of the Archimedes wave swing

M Goden de Sousa Prado, F Gardner, M Damen, H Polinder

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    The objective of this paper is to describe the modelling and some of the offshore test results of the full-scale model of Archimedes wave swing (AWS) at Portugal in 2004. The AWS is a system that converts ocean wave energy into electric energy. A pilot plant of this system has been built. The paper starts with the derivation of a model for the floater motion. Next, the generator system is described and modelled. The generator system consists of a permanent-magnet linear synchronous generator with a current source inverter. Subsequently, test results are presented to validate the models for the floater motion and the generator. Finally, some conclusions are drawn. Keywords in English ocean wave energy, modelling, permanent-magnet generator, linear generator, Archimedes wave swing
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)855-868
    Number of pages14
    JournalInstitution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part A: Journal of Power and Energy
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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