In extreme seas it is preferable that the device be orientated end on to the incident waves. Preferably the joints are orientated in varying directions. An alternative embodiment employs omni degree-of-freedom joints (universal joints) with the restraining/exciting elements arranged around them. Single degree-of-freedom joints (hinges) 5 link adjacent segments 2, 3, 4 of the structure 1 which comprises the structure 1. The joints 5 are of alternating sense. Single degree-of-freedom joints may alternatively be deployed in this configuration. The converter is adapted to allow the characteristics of individual joints 5 to be varied as required. One factor which influences survival is the size of the individual segments 2, 3, 4. The size of the segments 2, 3, 4 is selected to be small with respect to the maximum expected wave height in an area where the structure 1 will be deployed. 4a. In this embodiment each joint 5 has a independent hydraulic system allowing individual joint characteristics to be varied as required.
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This means that either or both damping rams 33, 25 may be enabled or disabled, allowing the restraint to be varied in response to the prevailing sea-state. If the elements apply differing restraint or excitation to each joint, this can be used in small waves to generate a coupled, self exciting response which greatly increases the power absorbed. The mooring system may be adapted to provide restraint or excitation to the apparatus for the purpose of modifying its overall response. The structure 1 is ballasted or moored so as to apply an overall roll bias angle (ψ) to the joint axes 40 away from horizontal axis 104 and vertical axis 106, as shown in FIGS. In a preferred embodiment said cross section is wedge shaped so as to cause a lateral (perpendicular to chain axis) shift of the centre-of-buoyancy of said member as it varies its degree of submergence to alter the roll response of the system to provide improved power extraction or survival.
Criteria which influence the selection of the roll bias angle include (ψ) the dimensions of the converter, namely its length and its diameter; the mean wave period at the site where the converter is to be deployed; and the nature of the power extraction elements applied at the joints. The roll bias angle (ψ) is reduced as the wave period lengthens. This may be achieved by using an active or passive mooring system to present the converter at an angle to the waves appropriate for maximum power capture, or appropriate for survival, as required. Referring to the drawings, an apparatus 1 for extracting power from waves comprises a wave energy converter having two or more body members 2, 3, 4. The configuration of a particular converter 1, that is the number, size and shape of the body members 2, 3, 4 of which it is comprised, is determined by the annual wave climate of the locality for which it is destined, and thus by the conditions it is likely to encounter.
In this embodiment, adjacent pairs of substantially orthogonal joints are combined to form a 2 degree-of-freedom, or universal joint 61 having axes C and D. This embodiment, shown in FIGS. Dolor de espalda y columna . Preferably the arrangement of the body members and joints which comprise the chain is adapted to suit a specific site. Preferably the length of the chain is determined by the wavelength expected at a specific site. That is, each converter is designed to be site specific. Additionally or alternatively the converter includes an active system to control the roll bias angle (ψ). The optimum roll bias angle (ψ) for a set of given criteria is determined by a computer program tailored for this purpose. For the converter to be able to self-reference the converter must be presented at an angle to the mean wave front such that it spans two crests of the front. It is known to use a Wave Energy Converter to extract power from such waves.
This allows the converter to continue generating at full capacity in extreme conditions. This allows all hydraulic rams 61 and components to be situated in the same space. The variable ballasting system may be situated in all segments 2, 3, 4, or in selected segments. The mooring system is designed to restrain the structure in the correct orientation for the sea state, with appropriate compliance to accommodate extreme conditions. Alternatively the apparatus may be adapted to tore the power absorbed for future use. Alternatively this can be used in extreme conditions to minimise loads and motions and to contribute to survivability in such conditions. This ballasting system thus contributes to hastening local submergence of the structure 1 in large wave amplitudes, and is thus load limiting in such conditions. In the situation where the segments 2, 3, 4 are small with respect to the wave height, -for example in storm conditions-there is thus complete local submergence or emergence of the converter, a situation known as ‘hydrostatic clipping’.
- Alivia algunos síntomas y acelera la convalecencia
- Tensión muscular
- Irritación das meninxes na cefalalxia da meninxite por exemplo
- Scaling of the Flexible sheet to increase energy capture
- Sentir o escuchar un crujido antes de la aparición del dolor en las costillas
- Tome una pequeña cantidad de crema Floveliss en sus dedos y aplíquela en el área afectada
- Ubicación de las escápulas u omóplatos
In extreme weather, where wavelengths are longer and wave amplitudes are larger, survival of the converter is of greater importance than power absorption efficiency. It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a Wave Energy Converter which obviates or mitigates the above discussed problems by providing a Wave Energy Converter with low capital cost, and improved prospects for survival in extreme conditions, for a given power output.