Such devices rely on mass and buoyancy to lever across the hinges between the neighbouring segments in order to drive the hydraulic power take-off. Attenuators are seen as the most promising of these devices. Long attenuators are also able to benefit from energy diffraction, which effectively increases the capture width. The wave energy converter 10 includes a pair of flexible fins 42 extending outwardly from opposed sides of the sleeve 12. Each of the fins 42 defines a planar contact surface 44. In the embodiment shown in FIG. 3, a plurality of wave energy converters 10 a-10 d may be arranged to work together to draw air from the atmosphere and feed compressed air to land for conversion to electrical power at a shore based plant 40. The wave energy converters 10 would be slack moored at the bow and stern ends 16,20 to maintain their positions relative to each other and to the direction of propagation 34 of incident waves.
The sheet of elastic material may be stretched along a central line to match the length of a relatively longer spine 66 and secured to each end of the spine 66 so as to apply an axial compressive force to the spine 66. Stretching of the sheet of elastic material in this manner will result in the same tensile load distribution across the width of the diaphragm 64 outlined above in relation to the arrangement shown in FIG. Preferably the loading device is operable to apply a variable axial compressive force to the spine to facilitate adjustment of the wavelength of the waveform. FIG. 4 illustrates schematically a section of the sleeve 12 of the wave energy converter 10 floating a calm liquid surface 32 following operation of the loading device 25 to apply a constant axial compressive force to the spine 24, relative to the sleeve 12, so as to buckle the spine 24 and diaphragm 22 to define a waveform 26. As will be appreciated, the amplitude of the waveform 26 is limited by the internal dimensions of the sleeve 12. In the absence of any incident waves, the waveform 26 defined by the spine 24 and the diaphragm 22 remains stationary.
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This enables the wave energy converter to be arranged so as to extend in a normal manner relative to the direction of travel of incident waves so that the waves may be harnessed to drive movement of the spine and diaphragm when the loading device is operated to apply an axial compressive force to the spine. This facilitates tuning of the waveform to match the wavelength of incident waves that are likely to be encountered by the wave energy converter in use.
Dolor Espalda Alta Causas
Storm conditions generate waves having megawatts of power per meter that are destructive in nature, particularly in shoreline surf zones. Devices of this type use hydraulics to extract energy from the relative movement of neighbouring segments, and onboard power conversion includes hydraulic accumulators to smooth the pulsing power that results before driving generators that feed electricity through subsea cables to land.
OWCs however generate reversing air flow, which has proven difficult to convert efficiently to electricity through self-rectifying turbines. This allows the compressed air tank to be located below or at least in the vicinity of the wave energy converter, and thereby reduces the length of any compressed air pipe required to extend between the tank and the air outlet of the sleeve. The mass and stiffness of the sleeve are however relatively low. Mass and buoyancy are however expensive to provide at sea and often result in large raft structures and associated heavy duty hinges. Dolor muscular en todo el cuerpo causas . As a result however any reaction force generated between the wave energy converter and the surface of a body of liquid is relatively low. A wave energy converter 10 for extracting and converting the energy of waves in a body of liquid, typically the sea or ocean, according to an embodiment of the invention, is shown in FIGS.
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This is because locating M&E elements on land avoids the need for expensive mass at sea, which adds cost at every stage of manufacture, deployment and operation. The cost of conventional sea-based structures could be reduced through the use of self-reacting principles and flexible membrane constructions. The cost may also be reduced by moving the M&E elements of such devices to land.