Composite Design of a Curved OSWEC
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This paper presents the preliminary composite design of the lab scale CCell system, a curved oscillating surge wave energy converter. Through a combination of laboratory data, manufacturing optimisation and numerical models, it has been shown that composites offer the flexibility to tune the strength and buoyancy of the system in order to perform effectively at a small scale. Validation of the numerical models has been carried out from laboratory data, with discrepancies between the two accounted to the static nature of the numerical models. This work provides a good foundation to develop these models, from which the design of larger scale devices can be carried out with greater confidence.
This work was commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland through the Novel Wave Energy Converter programme. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Wave Energy Scotland. This work was supported by the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford, and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and the EPSRC RCUK Energy programme.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from EWTEC via the link in this record.
EWTEC 2017: 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Cork, Ireland
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