Measurement System for Evaluating Wanted and Unwanted Forces on a Point Absorbing Wave Energy Converter during Offshore Operation
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference,, 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
A force measurement system has been developed and installed in awave energy converter at Uppsala University. The force in theconnection line as well as the vertical and horizontal strain in thegenerator hull is measured. With these measurements the forces actingon the generator during offshore operation can be monitored andanalyzed. This paper presented the principle, implementation and testresults of the measurement system. A brief discussion of error sourcesand possible improvements is also given.
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Wave energy converter; strain gauges; offshore measurement system; offshore monitoring; force, strain
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265217OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265217DiVA: diva2:864111
ISOPE 2015, Kona Island, Hawaii