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Power conversion in the Anaconda WEC

By J.R. Chaplin, F.J.M Farley and R.C.T Rainey

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

Topics: GE, TA, GC
Publisher: Unknown
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:53317
Provided by: e-Prints Soton
Downloaded from www.bulgewave.com).

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