According to Archimedes’ Principle, as the volume of the elastic member 15 6 decreases and less liquid is displaced, the upthrust corresponding to the mass of water displaced will be lessened. If a wave passes above it the pressure around this vessel increases and water will flow into the vessel, displacing the air or gas inside (which is free to flow to a large reservoir or to similar devices linked by pipelines), decreasing the air volume in it and hence its buoyancy. WO 99/28623 PCT/IE98/00101 14 In Figure 7b a wave crest 10 is passing which lifts the floating buoyancy 113. and, as previously explained, tends to reduce the buoyancy of the submerged variable buoyancy 6 and which, on account of the weight 28 below, will tend to sink. The device may be moored using a slack mooring system (not 25 shown) attached to the floating vessel. The slack mooring system 31, and weight 28 are as previously described.
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With a properly chosen stiffness for the power take-off 8, appropriate sizes for the two 10 vessels 6, 113 and the weight 28, the device as whole may be arranged to oscillate with a particular frequency. Background 10 Quest for economic sources of renewable energy The oil crisis in the early 1970’s was the impetus for much of the pioneering work into wave energy conversion. Under monochromatic waves this movement of the water particles is circular in a vertical plane parallel to the direction of 15 travel of the wave. Figure 5a shows an alternative embodiment of the double acting arrangement shown schematically in Figure lb.
6 expands and moves up under a trough 11 (as already described) and also as it is 15 compressed and moves down under a crest 10. Essentially, the upthrust experienced by the variable buoyancy or elastic member 6 in its neutral state (under a level sea) is balanced by a weight or load 30, the two being directly linked by a piston-rod 14 which runs through cylinder 12 of the heave compensator 8. The operation of the heave compensator 8 is now simplified, net changes in upthrust on the elastic vessel 6 result in 20 corresponding forces acting on the piston rod 14. These will act, in a regular sea, by alternately pulling the rod 14 up and down. Wave Energy Converters (WECs) may also be classified in different ways 25 according to their operating principle and the ways in which they react with waves.
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15 Point absorbers are usually axi-symmetric about a vertical axis, and by definition their dimensions are small with respect to the wavelength of the predominant wave. These are specially developed Wells turbines (one with variable blade pitch) and on the whole would seem to be the best-developed and perfected conversion system available today. The reverse 5 occurs during the passing of a trough 11 as in Figure 7c, during which the submerged variable buoyancy 6 will tend to expand and rise.
2. on or close to the shore line, i.e. The volume changes may occur adiabatically or close to adiabatically and are governed by the elementary gas laws. Psoas iliaco dolor lumbar . As the pressure increase, the volume of gas contained within the container 6 will decrease and liquid will enter from the bottom to takes its place. 25 As with the previously described double-acting arrangement, the neutral position is not a position of stable equilibrium so the length of stroke is must be constrained. The variable buoyancy 6 is an inverted bell type structure, as previously described with reference to Figure 5c. As the pressure on the variable buoyancy changes the liquid level 75 within the container will also change. There may also be tidal flows or drifts, typically two to three knots or less.
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Necessarily, the submerged variable buoyancy, which must be located where the hydrostatic pressures are also varying significantly, will experience these circular movements in the surrounding water. A preferred embodiment will incorporate rods rather than inelastic cables between the two vessels 6, 113 and the power take-off 8, thus allowing reactive forces to arise as they tend to come together. They are predominantly large structures, with rigid components, placed in a harsh environment. This is a rigid vessel, at least partially open at the bottom, such that liquid can enter and leave the variable buoyancy. It is, however, unlikely that any one such installation will have an installed capacity greater than two 10 megawatts and the number of suitable sites has to be extremely limited. 10 Oil inputs from additional devices may be added at junction points 125. The water particles below any wave oscillate in harmony with the overpassing wave, and decreases with depth below the surface.
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10 In any of the aforementioned described embodiments the hydraulic cylinder, accumulator and motor generator will be accommodated in an ‘engine room’, preferentially capable of being detached for maintenance purposes. The height h 3 is less than hi, such that less pressure is being exerted on the gas 7, with a resultant increase in the volume of the elastic member 6. In a similar manner to that described with relation to Figure 2b, h 3 is made up of two components; the depth of the trough 11 and the upward movement of the variable buoyancy 6. The increase in 25 buoyancy of the elastic member 6 results in more tension T 3 being exerted on the actuator 8. The movement of the variable buoyancy 6, which results from using a flexible balloon type arrangement, under the crest and trough adds a dynamic effect to the static 30 effect caused by the passage of the passing wave.
The constant mass of gas within the variable buoyancy responds to changes in surrounding hydrostatic pressures by changes in volume and thus, by Archimedes 20 Principle, experiences changes in upthrust. The elasticity of the material is not essential, what is important is that the material is flexible and may alter its shape and volume. Figures 5c shows yet a further embodiment wherein the variable buoyancy 6 is WO 99/28623 PCT/IE98/00101 13 formed from an inverted bell type structure. WO 99/28623 PCT/IE98/00101 4 One new point absorber device, now claimed to be capable of generating of the order of a megawatt, is described in International Application WO 95/17555. Gastroenteritis dolor muscular . This is based on the buoyancy variations of a submerged, partly air filled, rigid vessel open at the 5 bottom.
WO 99/28623 PCT/IE98/00101 5 Object of the Invention It is an object of this present invention to provide an improved device for extracting energy from sea waves or a swell in a body of liquid. In a modification to this embodiment (not shown) the hydraulic cylinders may be located below the fixed mass, but the mode of operation is the same.
- Vasos maravillosos o extraordinarios
- Bypass gástrico (mixta)
- Aborto inducido o espontáneo previo
- Visita a un profesional
- Prevención de caídas
- Carece de receptores de estrógeno
The weight attached to the lower end of the piston rod in the double-acting embodiment shown in Figure 4 may be of an adjustable mass, effected by an integral chamber that may be air filled or flooded with water. A system using springs (preferably air springs or hydraulic rams) is necessary to define the stroke and to provide a return force; this has the additional and important benefit of 30 facilitating oscillation in resonance with the predominant wave frequency. The basic operations of the two forms are further described in relation to Figures 2 and 4. 20 Figure 2 shows the basic operation of a wave energy converter device 1 of type shown in Figure 1 a. In this embodiment the wave power converter is adapted to be a double-acting device, i.e.