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Oscillating Systems for Ocean Wave Power Harvesting

Vibration is beneficial from the power-harvesting point of view. Ocean wave energy is a massive sustainable energy resource, the harvesting of which relies on the design and control of wave-induced oscillating systems.

The Wave Energy Research Group has expertise in modelling of wave-body interaction, design and optimization of offshore oscillating systems, and control systems which maximise wave energy conversion.

Examples of research projects include:

  • Non-linear control of oscillating water columns
  • Optimization and control of generic oscillating buoy variants
  • Modelling and control of oscillating buoy arrays

Research also involves self-excited bluff bodies for energy extraction of low speed flows such as tidal currents and river currents.

Publications

Click here for publications arising from the Wave Energy Research Group.

Contact

For more information contact Professor Ben Cazzolato

Acoustics, Vibration and Control Research Group
Address

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 5460
F: +61 8 8313 4367
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