Centre for Ocean Energy Research
Maynooth University, Ireland



Current Positions

Brief History

Wave energy research at NUI Maynooth began with the arrival of Micheál Ó Catháin, who became the group’s first research student with a self-proposed project on modelling and control of the McCabe Wave Pump (MWP). Micheál was co-author on our first successful funding proposal in the wave energy area and developed important links with other wave energy researchers and groups, including Prof. Johannes Falnes at NTNU, Norway and Prof. Mike McCormick at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. Micheál and his contemporary, Gary Nolan, were the first research students to graduate from the group. The arrival of Dr. Jean Christophe Gilloteaux in 2005 brought some much needed fundamental expertise in hydrodynamic modelling and he made an important contribution and spawned some new research directions over the 2005-2010 period, as well as organising the first NUI Maynooth Wave Energy Workshop in 2009, in conjunction with Ecole Centrale de Nantes and the French Embassy. The COER designation was adopted by the group in 2010.


Mérigaud, Alexis ; Ringwood, John V

A non-linear frequency-domain approach for numerical simulation of wave energy converters (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Forthcoming.

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Penalba, Markel ; Giorgi, Giuseppe ; Ringwood, John V

Mathematical modelling of wave energy converters: A review of nonlinear approaches (Journal Article)

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 78 , pp. 1188-1207, 2017.

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Davidson, Josh ; Ringwood, John V

Mathematical Modelling of Mooring Systems for Wave Energy Converters — A Review (Journal Article)

Energies, 10 (5), pp. 1-67, 2017.

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Mérigaud, Alexis ; Ringwood, John V

Free-Surface Time-Series Generation for Wave Energy Applications (Journal Article)

IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, PP (99), 2017.

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Genest, Romain ; Ringwood, John V

Receding horizon pseudospectral control for energy maximization with application to wave energy devices (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 25 (1), pp. 29–38, 2017.

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Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Optimal Control of a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Device Using Pseudospectral Methods (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 8 (1), pp. 200–207, 2017.

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Mérigaud, Alexis ; Ringwood, John V

Optimal trajectories, nonlinear models and constraints in wave energy device control (Inproceedings)

Proc. of the 2017 IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, Status: Accepted, Toulouse, France, 2017.

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