Study of the operation characteristics of a point absorbing direct driven permanent magnet linear generator deployed in the Baltic Sea
2016 (English)In: IET Renewable Power Generation, ISSN 1752-1416, E-ISSN 1752-1424, Vol. 10, no 8, 1204-1210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To experimentally study how a wave energy converter (WEC) behaves when parameters such as weight on the translator and buoy volume are changing is of significant importance when trying to optimise the WEC system. This study presents results from a WEC deployed at the Baltic Sea near the island of Åland. Compared with earlier experiments, the weight on the translator has been significantly increased to suit the buoy volume. Experimental results show that the power output between the upward and the downward motions are comparable up to the maximum speed for the downward motion of the translator. To study the speed of the translator in downward direction a model has been derived. The model has also been used to study the impact of having a changing active area. Moreover, finite element (FE) simulations done on the generator have been compared with experimental data and show a good agreement, but at high speeds of the translator the FE simulations start to deviate from the experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 10, no 8, 1204-1210 p.
Finite element method, Hydroelectric generators, Permanent magnets, Wave energy conversion Direct-driven, FE-simulation, Finite element simulations, Maximum speed, Operation characteristic, Permanent-magnet linear generators, Power out put, Wave energy converters
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274633DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2015.0413ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84986915943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-274633DiVA: diva2:897115