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Simulation of a linear wave energy converter with different damping control strategies for improved wave energy extraction
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this project, the wave energy converter (WEC) designed at Seabased AB and Uppsala University was modelled in the program MATLAB. In order to increase the average output power, the WEC should be controlled. Therefore, the simulation tool was used to investigate damping strategies where the damping coefficient was changed at different times of the wave period. The tests showed that a suitable damping strategy, matched to the sea state at the specific location of the site and the overall WEC design, increases the average output power, as well as may protect the WEC from damages. This can lead to a more sustainable WEC system, which may contribute to the increasing demand of renewable energy solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 45 p.
UPTEC F, ISSN 1401-5757 ; 16014
Keyword [en]
wave power, damping, control strategy, wave energy converter
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-287369OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-287369DiVA: diva2:922655
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Seabased AB
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-24 Last updated: 2016-04-25Bibliographically approved

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