Movement and Energy Conversion Performance of the Wave Energy Device

  • ZHENG Xiongbo ,
  • ZHANG Liang ,
  • JIANG Jin ,
  • MA Yong
  • 1. College of Science, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China;
    2. Institute of Ocean Renewable Energy System, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

Received date: 2014-01-20

  Revised date: 2014-04-10

  Online published: 2014-06-20


Ocean wave energy is a clean marine renewable energy, which has received widespread attention. A wave energy device with swing arms and floaters was designed and produced. To study the movement and energy conversion performance of the device, model experiment was carried out in the tank. The device was composed of two floaters, two swing arms, mechanical transmission device and generators. The device was fixed on a trailer. Through experiments under different working conditions, the vertical acceleration of floaters and output voltage of the generator were measured. Finally, the influence of wave height and period on floaters' movement was analyzed, and the wave energy conversion efficiency was computed. Experimental results show that under action of the wave, the heaving motion performance is satisfactory, and the device has high energy conversion efficiency.

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ZHENG Xiongbo , ZHANG Liang , JIANG Jin , MA Yong . Movement and Energy Conversion Performance of the Wave Energy Device[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2014 , 32(17) : 15 -18 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2014.17.001


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