Structural Design and Hydrodynamics Analysis of Wave Energy Converter for Falculty of Engineering, Rmu
Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 130-140
Received: Mar. 27, 2017;
Accepted: Jun. 20, 2017;
Published: Jul. 24, 2017
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Isaac Owusu-Nyarko, Department of Electrical/Electronics, Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana
Emmanuel Nartey, Department of Electrical/Electronics, Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana
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Due to the continuous fluctuation of the prices of oil and the environmental impact on the economy, a renewable energy becomes debatable issue. The generation of electricity by harnessing the power of sea wave has been the most prominent research into renewable energy for over decades. Various researches have used various power take off mechanisms systems for converting wave power into electrical power such as the pelamis, oscillating water column, Archimedes wave swing etc. In this research, linear generator power take of method is used to convert the motion of wave at its interaction with the devices into electricity since this method offers a great power output at a minimum wave energy power than other methods. Feasibility studies to ascertain the exact location for mooring of the components were conducted using google search. The analysis of a hybrid quantitative and qualitative method is applied. In this aspect, statistical analysis of sea wave data and the consumption of electrical gadget of the faculty engineering of Regional Maritime University were analysed in order to design a suitable wave energy converter. Hydrodynamic analysis of wave energy converter was determined in order to establish the velocity of sea wave, for due to the incident wave, the energy from sea wave and the electrical power generated by the generator as a result of sea wave energy.
Sea Wave, Power Take off, Hybrid, Qualitative, Quantitative, Electricity
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Structural Design and Hydrodynamics Analysis of Wave Energy Converter for Falculty of Engineering, Rmu, Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
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