Mathematical modelling of a wave-energy converter

William Lee, Michael Castle, Patrick Walsh, Patrick Kelly, Cian Murtagh

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We report progress towards developing a mathematical model that can be used to optimise the design of a novel power take off unit for a wave energy generator. We show that the power take off unit can be considered as a non-smooth, dissipative dynamical system. We derive equations of motion using the Lagrangian framework, incorporating a Rayleigh dissipation function and discuss a procedure for generating approximate analytical solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2016
EditorsPeregrina Quintela, Patricia Barral, Dolores Gómez, Francisco J. Pena, Jerónimo Rodríguez, Pilar Salgado, Miguel E. Vázquez-Mendéz
ISBN (Print)9783319630816
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018
Event19th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry - Santiago, Spain
Duration: 13 Jun 201717 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameThe European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
NameMathematics in Industry
ISSN (Print)1612-3956


Conference19th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry
Abbreviated titleECMI 2016
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