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Power conversion in the Anaconda WEC

Power conversion in the Anaconda WEC
Power conversion in the Anaconda WEC
The Anaconda all-rubber WEC operates in a completely new way, transferring energy from water waves to bulge waves in a giant water-filled submerged rubber tube, aligned head-to-sea. Initial indications are that it offers advantages of low capital and operational costs, owing to its extreme simplicity and the unique durability of rubber (see www.bulgewave.com). This paper presents briefly the results of the first series of laboratory tests carried out on a model of the device, providing evidence of a capture width of between 3 and 4 diameters over a wide range of frequencies. Secondly we discuss a concept for a simple power take-off system.
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Chaplin, J.R.
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Farley, F.J.M
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Rainey, R.C.T
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Chaplin, J.R.
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Farley, F.J.M
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Chaplin, J.R., Farley, F.J.M and Rainey, R.C.T (2007) Power conversion in the Anaconda WEC. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies. Unknown. pp. 29-32 .

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Abstract

The Anaconda all-rubber WEC operates in a completely new way, transferring energy from water waves to bulge waves in a giant water-filled submerged rubber tube, aligned head-to-sea. Initial indications are that it offers advantages of low capital and operational costs, owing to its extreme simplicity and the unique durability of rubber (see www.bulgewave.com). This paper presents briefly the results of the first series of laboratory tests carried out on a model of the device, providing evidence of a capture width of between 3 and 4 diameters over a wide range of frequencies. Secondly we discuss a concept for a simple power take-off system.

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Published date: 2007
Venue - Dates: 22nd International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, 2007-04-15 - 2007-04-18

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Local EPrints ID: 53317
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53317
PURE UUID: f6ca77b2-d780-4cfc-97ec-fcc04c64e895

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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:41

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Author: J.R. Chaplin
Author: F.J.M Farley
Author: R.C.T Rainey

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