Risk based estimation of failure in a steel wire used for the wave energy converter connection line
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The wave energy converter being developed at Uppsala University is of a point absorber type utilizing heaving motion of waves with a direct driven linear generator power take off. The point absorber, a buoy, is placed on the sea surface and is connected to the translator by a connection line. The connection line service life is of large importance for the lifetime of the entire device. Steel wire used as the connection line should be chosen to withstand loadings with different amplitude and frequency. In the present study, the risk of failure in the connection line is estimated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
steel wire rope, failure, risk analysis, safety factor, service time
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-248535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-248535DiVA: diva2:799795
2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, AWTEC-2014