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Started: Oct 2010 End date: Sep 2014
The techno-economic assessment & optimisation project aims to improve the economic performance of Wave Energy Converter technologies through critical assessment and optimisation of their techno-economic performance. The project is an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund project.
Started: Sep 2010 End date: Dec 2012
The goal of the project is to determine the need and potential of overall wave farm control with respect to design configuration. The project aims to both develop a numerical model for modelling an array of wave energy devices and algorithms dedicated to the control design of the whole system.
Started: Jan 2009 End date: Dec 2011
This project is funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and examines the wave forecasting problem as it applies to control systems for wave energy devices.
Started: Oct 2010 End date: May 2011
Started: May 2011 End date: Aug 2011
Started: Feb 2012 End date: Jan 2014
The objective of the project is to develop a parametric non-linear model description of a generic offshore floating wave-energy converter. This will be used for the non-linear controller development, to improve power generation of the device in any given sea state. • Development of a numerical-hydrodynamic model and experiment that can be used to generate non-linear coefficients, that represent the behavior of the device in waves of different frequency and amplitude. This will be done using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) • Development of an automated system identification algorithm to postprocess the results from the CFD simulation and get parameters • Design of a controller based on the non-linear formulation, which will ensure improved system performance compared to a linear controller. • Commercialization of developed technology through patenting, licensing and providing the outcome technology as a service to end-users through a spin-off company.