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Title: Parametric pendulum based wave energy converter
Authors: Yurchenko, Daniil
Alevras, Panagiotis
Keywords: Wave energy converter
Wave energy
Parametric pendulum
Power take-off
Reduced gravity
Energy harvesting
Mathieu equation
Electromagnetic generator
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: YURCHENKO, D. and ALEVAS, P., 2018. Parametric pendulum based wave energy converter. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 99, pp. 504-515.
Abstract: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd The paper investigates the dynamics of a novel wave energy converter based on the parametrically excited pendulum. The herein developed concept of the parametric pendulum allows reducing the influence of the gravity force thereby significantly improving the device performance at a regular sea state, which could not be achieved in the earlier proposed original point-absorber design. The suggested design of a wave energy converter achieves a dominant rotational motion without any additional mechanisms, like a gearbox, or any active control involvement. Presented numerical results of deterministic and stochastic modeling clearly reflect the advantage of the proposed design. A set of experimental results confirms the numerical findings and validates the new design of a parametric pendulum based wave energy converter. Power harvesting potential of the novel device is also presented.
Description: This paper was published in the journal Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.06.026.
Version: Accepted version
DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.06.026
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27518
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.06.026
ISSN: 0888-3270
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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