Abstract

The effectiveness of two discrete control strategies, Latching and Declutching, has been examined for an Oscillating Wave Surge Converter using numerical simulations. A simplified hydrodynamic model of a submerged oscillating plate and a simple damper PTO were used to model the forces acting on the device. As expected from looking at the available literature, both Latching and Declutching control returned a significant increase in power in the appropriate frequency regions with an unlimited PTO stroke length. However, when realistic position limitations and damping ratios were introduced, no significant practical advantage could be found in implementing either control strategy for this particular device configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKACC International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398916
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event11th UKACC United Kingdom Automatic Control Council International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016 - Belfast, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20162 Sep 2016

Publication series

Name2016 UKACC International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016

Conference

Conference11th UKACC United Kingdom Automatic Control Council International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period31/08/162/09/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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