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A gyroscopic wave energy recovery system for marine vessels

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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

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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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Published date: April 2012
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 342210
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342210
ISSN: 0364-9059
PURE UUID: 5edbe161-4e0d-44ec-87b9-f774061234f4

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2012 07:23
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:30

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