Investigation of a new wave power plant technology with regard to general feasibility

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Within the scope of the study, a new wave force technology will be examined in more detail and the concept will be evaluated with regard to its physical feasibility. The corresponding technology has already been applied for a patent and legally granted (EP 2 369 170 B1). In addition, a first functional prototype was set up and tested in shallow waters. The aim of the investigations at the Institute for Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics (IGMR) is to prove the suitability of the concept by means of a simulation model. Subsequently, the created simulation model can be used to design the system and tune it for optimal movement behaviour or maximisation of the energy that can be gained. In addition, the model offers the possibility of determining the loads on the individual components and thus provides a design basis necessary for the construction of the individual components.

The PDF file available here will first describe the concept of the new technology and show the prototype. The modeling is then presented to the individual components. Finally, the first results of the simulations will be shown as examples. A single module is first examined before the behaviour of a small system is analysed.




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RWTH Aachen University

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