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Hydrodynamic Control of Wave Energy Devices

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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107079700

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  • With this self-contained and comprehensive text, students and researchers will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental aspects of the hydrodynamic control of wave energy converters. Such control is necessary to maximise energy capture for a given device configuration and plays a major role in efforts to make wave energy economic. Covering a wide range of disciplines, the reader is taken from the mathematical and technical fundamentals, through the main pillars of wave energy hydrodynamic control, right through to state-of-the-art algorithms for hydrodynamic control. The various operating principles of wave energy converters are exposed and the unique aspects of the hydrodynamic control problem highlighted, with a variety of potential solutions discussed. Supporting material on wave forecasting and the interaction of the hydrodynamic control problem with other aspects of wave energy device optimisation, such as device geometry optimisation and optimal device array layout, is also provided.

    • A self-contained text enabling readers to grasp the fundamentals of wave energy devices, waves and control theory
    • Exposes the theoretical fundamentals of hydrodynamic control of wave energy devices, as well as developing the material up to the state of the art, including the use of deterministic wave prediction
    • Shows the interaction of wider aspects of wave energy technology design, including device geometry and device array layout optimisation, with the solution to the hydrodynamic control problem
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    '… the object of the book is a natural marriage between wave energy and control engineering. As a whole, the book can provide those involved in the development of wave energy converters, especially in tasks related to hydrodynamic modelling and power take-off, with the background required to use the tools of control engineering to improve the design and performance of the converter. Conversely, the book gives the control engineer the hydrodynamics and related fundamentals to move forward in his wave energy conversion studies. Boxes and numerical examples can be found along the text for better understanding of the theory. The book is highly recommended for all professionals and researchers involved in the design and control of wave energy converters. It is also suitable as a textbook for postgraduate studies in this field.' António F. O. Falcão, Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107079700
    • length: 381 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 183 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 162 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Wave energy conversion
    Part II. The Basics:
    2. Introduction to control engineering
    3. Bodies oscillating in air
    4. Bodies oscillating in water
    Part III. The Hydrodynamics:
    5. Nature of the wave input
    6. A closer look at wave energy hydrodynamics
    Part IV. Velocity Control Using a Hydrodynamic Model:
    7. Reactive control in time domain
    8. A causal real-time controller for WECs
    Part V. Control by Optimizing a Performance Index:
    9. Non-reactive switching control
    10. Optimal numerical control of wave energy converters
    11. Control strategies for WEC arrays
    12. Wave forecasting for control
    Part VI. Towards Overall WEC System Hydrodynamic Optimisation:
    13. Position and force constraint analysis and optimisation
    14. Interaction between control and optimum system design
    Part VII. In Closing:
    15. Conclusion

  • Authors

    Umesh A. Korde, Michigan Technological University
    Umesh Korde is the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Chair Professor in Wave Energy at Michigan Technological University. He is the author of numerous research publications and teaches graduate courses focusing on the hydrodynamics and control of wave energy devices. Korde also works on research in smart structures and acoustics. A focal area of his current research has been new techniques for modeling and control, including novel ways to utilize existing approaches. He is an associate editor for the journal Ocean Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    John Ringwood, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    John Ringwood is a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is on the editorial board of Energies and a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Chartered Engineer.

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