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On the design, modeling, and testing of ocean wave energy converters

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dc.contributor.advisor Brekken, Ted
dc.creator Bosma, Bret
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-23T17:28:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-23T17:28:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-07-16
dc.date.issued 2013-07-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41003
dc.description Graduation date: 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Ocean wave energy converter technology continues to advance and new developers continue to emerge, leading to the need for a general design, modeling, and testing methodology. This work presents a development of the process of taking a wave energy converter from a concept to the prototype stage. A two body heaving point absorber representing a generic popular design was chosen and a general procedure is presented showing the process to model a wave energy converter in the frequency and time domains. A scaled prototype of an autonomous small scale wave energy converter was designed, built, and tested and provided data for model validation. The result is a guide that new developers can adapt to their particular design and wave conditions, which will provide a path toward a cost of energy estimate. This will serve the industry by providing sound methodology to accelerate the continued development of wave energy converters. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject.lcsh Ocean wave power -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ocean wave power -- Testing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ocean wave power -- Mathematical models en_US
dc.title On the design, modeling, and testing of ocean wave energy converters en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.discipline Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember von Joanne, Annette
dc.contributor.committeemember Amon, Ean
dc.contributor.committeemember Yim, Solomon
dc.contributor.committeemember Zaworski, Joe
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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