A gyroscopic wave energy recovery system for marine vessels

Townsend, Nicholas and Shenoi, Ajit (2012) A gyroscopic wave energy recovery system for marine vessels IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 37, (2), pp. 271-280. (doi:10.1109/JOE.2012.2185880).


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In this paper, a wave energy capture system for marine vessels is described. The system uses gyroscopic precession to create a relative motion within a vessel to generate power from the wave-induced roll and pitch motions. The governing equations of motion and a numerical model of the system are described in this paper and the behaviour and performance of the system is identified. The system has several significant advantages over existing wave energy devices. For marine craft that operate in waves, the system could be very useful, providing a means to recover wave energy, reducing environmental impact, and improving operational effectiveness

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/JOE.2012.2185880
ISSNs: 0364-9059 (print)
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 342210
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April 2012Published
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 07:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 16:42
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342210

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