Full control of the nature and magnitude of the damping restraint applied to each joint 5 is thus achieved by selectively enabling and/or disabling rams, and by controlling the accumulator pressure. In use, the converter is typically semi-submerged though different depths of submergence can be used to optimise power capture and/or survivability. Said roll bias angle may be different for each pair of joints.
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Thus maximum power absorption by, and thus maximum power output from the apparatus is achieved by coupling its body members using joints orientated in different directions, by applying the roll bias angle (ψ) to the joints, by applying different constraints to each direction to induce a cross-coupled response of varying magnitude and form which may be tuned to suit the wave conditions, and by using a system of moorings to present the converter in a preferred orientation relative to incoming waves. It can thus be seen that the relative damping applied to adjacent joints, in conjunction with selection of the roll bias angle (ψ), stimulates a tunable pseudo-resonant response allowing maximum power absorption from a given sea state. The configuration and orientation of individual joints, and the type and rating of individual power extraction elements which comprise a particular apparatus, are selected to maximise the power extracted from a given sea state, but to ensure survival in extreme conditions.
Dolor Neuropático Periférico
Typically the angle of orientation of the chain to the mean wave direction (the yaw angle) may be varied to maximise power extraction. Additionally or alternatively said elements may be power extraction systems. Additionally or alternatively the yaw angle determined to be a function of wave period and/or wave amplitude. In practice, in the preferred method, the optimum roll bias angle (ψ) is selected for the site in which the structure is to operate, and the structure is installed with this predetermined roll bias angle, by means of differential ballasting and/or differential mooring.
Tipos De Dolor Torácico
The roll bias angle (ψ) is selected to achieve the maximum coupled response of the converter around the frequency of interest. Each segment 2, 3, 4 is of the same diameter. Each pair of motors is directly coupled to a separate generator 75. The generators 75 are connected directly to the grid. Both the maximum movement 104 and, the mean movement in FIG. According to the present invention there is provided an apparatus for extracting power from waves comprising at least two body members and a coupling member wherein the coupling member is adapted to link adjacent ends of the body members in such a way as to permit relative movement of said body members.
10, which segments 2 of a structure of the invention in two wave profiles 28 of differing wavelength compared to mean horizontal water level 24. Dolor de espalda repentino . The wavelength λ is the distance between adjacent wave crests The line 29 joins the ends of the structure, and so the movement of any segment 2 of the structure relative to the mean instantaneous position of the structure is represented by the distance of the centre of the segment from the line 29. In FIG. The roll bias angle (ψ) applied increases with the size of the converter. The roll bias angle (ψ) is utilised to generate a cross-coupling of the heave and sway motions experienced by the structure 1 in response to wave forces.
This allows all the hydraulic rams 51 and components to be situated in the same space.
The ballasting system may therefore be used in conjunction with the mooring system to vary the overall roll bias angle (ψ). Each mooring wire 41, 42, 43, 44 has floats 45 and sinker weights 46 to provide a system with a defined stiffness. The mooring system may position the chain in a preferred site in the ocean. FIGS. 6a, 6 b and 6 c show a possible mooring system for the converter. This variable ballasting system is shown in FIGS. This allows all the hydraulic rams 51 and components to be situated in the same space. Alternatively the body members may be of arbitrary cross-section to confer other characteristics to the overall response of the device. More preferably the length of individual body members which comprise the chain is determined by the wavelength expected at a specific site. The rams 33, 34, 35 can be positioned on either or both sides of the hinge line.
Dolor De Muelas
The ballast tanks 20 of the ballasting system are optionally positioned asymmetrically (not shown) in the structure 1. This asymmetric arrangement acts to affect the magnitude of the roll bias angle (ψ) as previously defined. The relative movements of the body members 2, 3, 4 are resisted by elements which extract power from this relative motion. The chain is preferably of length comparable with the longest wavelength against which the apparatus reacts to absorb power. 9a and 9 b, comprises hydraulic rams 61 which act in line to impart restraining moments to the joint 60 as in the embodiment of FIGS.
Dolor Muscular Antebrazo
FIGS. 8a & 8 b show an alternative joint configuration 50 which employs transverse rams 51. Dolor de hueso de la pierna . FIG. The chamfered portions lie on planes intersecting the joint axis in order that opposing faces 9 meet to form a cushioning squeeze film. The apparatus may be provided with a ballasting system. In this way the active control system also controls the response of the converter in waves. In this way energy capture is maximised.
Tipos De Dolor De Cabeza
In small seas, power capture may be maximised by orienting the converter at an angle to the incident waves. 6a & 6 b, in small waves when not much power is being absorbed, the converter presents a wide front to the incident waves. Said areas of sacrificial structure behave in a manner similar to the crumple zone on a car.
In a preferred embodiment the structure 1 is ballasted to float with its centre-line on the water-plane (approximately 50% displacement). Typically the apparatus is configured to maximise its capacity to extract power from a given sea state, but also to ensure survival in extreme conditions. The mooring system may also provide significant physical restraint or excitation to the converter so as to modify the overall response. Preferably the front unit may be provided with a conical front end to minimise drag in extreme seas while the rear unit has a flat rear end to increase damping along the axis of the chain structure to add damping to the mooring response.
It is to be understood that the hydraulic circuit shown is only one possible circuit. The hydraulic rams 33, 34, 35 provide spring and damping reaction moments between the segments 2, 3, 4. A first ram 34 is coupled to gas accumulators to form a hydraulic spring system, and can be operated to apply a spring force to a joint 5. A further pair of rams 33, 35 are configured as double acting pumps having inlet and outlet valves. 8b is a cutaway view of the joint shown in FIG. Typically the mooring system is adapted to orientate the chain in a preferred orientation relative to oncoming waves.
Typically the apparatus is adapted to react against oncoming waves to absorb power. Preferably the body members are substantially cylindrical. Preferably the apparatus is adapted directly to convert the power absorbed from the motion of adjacent segments into electricity. Dolor en la rodilla despues de correr . In the event of electrical grid failure, this provides the necessary thermal load. In this embodiment, the joints attaching the end segments 3, 4 are heave joints 5 a. This can lead to local or global variation of the floatation level of the converter or individual segments thereof, and to earlier onset of hydrostatic ‘clipping’ as described above. In this way large forces and angles are avoided in heavy sea conditions. That is, the chain may be configured to encourage hydrostatic clipping in extreme conditions. Varying the roll bias angle (ψ) influences the magnitude of the coupled, self excited response. In particular an overall roll bias angle (ψ) is applied to the joint axes away from horizontal and vertical to generate a cross coupling of the heave and sway motions of the converter in response to wave forces.