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Experimental studies on a pendulor wave energy extractor in a wave channel

Narayan, Sumesh and Deo, Ashneel and Chettiar, Niranjwan and Goundar, Jai (2016) Experimental studies on a pendulor wave energy extractor in a wave channel. [Conference Proceedings]

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    Abstract

    A Pendulor wave energy convertor was tested in a two-dimensional Wave Channel, which produced sinusoidal waves, to study its performance at different wave frequencies (varied from 0.5 Hz to 1.0 Hz) and four different mean water depths of 240 mm, 260 mm, 280 mm and 290 mm. The wave parameters such as wave height and the wave frequencies were measured for the available wave channel. It was found that the wave height increases while the wavelength decreases with increasing wave frequency and water depth. The relationship of pendulor paddle swing angle, rotational speed, torque and output power against wave frequency were obtained and discussed in this paper. It is found that the output power is more when the paddle moves in the direction of wave propagation, compared to the backstroke when the paddle is moving against the direction of wave propagation.

    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Additional Information: doi: 10.18178/ijeee.4.2.162-165
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Sumesh Narayan
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 10:41
    Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 10:41
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8097
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