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Andadores, Muletas y bastones In one embodiment, the paddle has a second surface, opposite the first surface, the second surface having a curvature which varies over the height of the paddle from a flat portion at the first end of the paddle to a convex portion at the opposite end of the paddle, the convex portion to reduce the resistance of the second surface to motion through water and preferably having a Gaussian profile.

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The shelf may be flat, but is preferably contoured in profile when attached to either the top or bottom of the device to provide a smooth transition towards the second surface. The horizontal distance from the front of the forwardpointing tip 4 to the centre of the backward concave face 11 is typically around 1/2 of width of the paddle to create a suitably smooth overall profile. The device may have a cross-sectional profile that varies over the device height. Further horizontal shelves or plates 6 of any suitable depth may also be provided along the height of the backward face 11 to provide additional structural strength. Although not shown in the figures, the forward face 12 and forward-pointing tip 4 preferably also merge with the curvature of the shelf 6 to provide a smooth transition towards the second surface, reducing drag. The bottom plate 6 is preferably curved upward towards the forward face 12 to create a smooth join with the forward face 12 to reduce drag resistance as the paddle moves forward through the water.

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Therefore, when these paddles move they dissipate a significant amount of energy through the creation of secondary waves that propagate from the paddle. This configuration gives the paddle vertical flexibility, reducing the chance of fracture, particularly near the surface when sudden impact loads are most common due to breaking waves or impacts with other floating bodies. The width of the paddle, being the dimension parallel to wave fronts when the paddle is in use, is determined by factors including the power required and the average expected wavelength of incident waves at the point of deployment: as the width of the paddle increases relative to the average incident wavelength, the relative motion between the paddle and the surrounding fluid starts to approximate a flat surface removing many of the advantages associated with the present invention. In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a wave energy extraction device for use with a wave energy conversion apparatus to extract and convert energy from water waves, the device having a height and a width and being arrangeable on the wave energy conversion apparatus so as to be at least partially submerged in the water and comprising of a first surface arranged to oppose a mean water wave direction, the first surface being concave about a vertical axis of symmetry of the device and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface and being convex about the vertical axis of symmetry of the device so as to be able to extract energy from the crest and the trough of the wave.

In a similar manner to other aspects, the high resistance backwardfacing surface increases the amount of energy that is absorbed from each incoming wave while the low resistance forward-facing surface decreases the energy lost as the paddle moves through the water. The movement of the wave powered paddle compresses fluid in either end of a double acting hydraulic ram 16 and pumps it through one of two non-return valves 52 into a hydraulic accumulator 55. A hydraulic motor 58 pumps water to drive an alternator 59 to generate electricity. Dolor en la parte lumbar izquierda . Another aspect of the invention provides a water wave energy extraction system, comprising: a wave energy absorber having a first width and being at least partially submerged in water and adapted to move in response to incoming water waves, the movement of the wave energy absorber being convertible into useful energy; and a wave energy concentrator for concentrating water waves from across a second width greater than the first width down to the first width and guiding the concentrated waves towards the wave energy absorber.

In another embodiment, the panels 23 are also movable in response to incoming waves and each panel 23 and the paddle 24 is provided with an energy extraction device such as a hydraulic ram. WO-A-2004/097212 describes a substantially flat paddle with a slight vertical curvature. Each of the first concave surface and the second convex surface may be substantially parabolic or semi-elliptic in form and the form of the first concave surface and form of the second convex surface may be different to each other. The paddle may be constructed in a number of different ways. Focussing on the third type of system mentioned above, different paddles designs have been proposed.

The generally pointed tip may be formed by a third surface that is separate to and fixedly arranged on the second convex surface to provide the first internal volume. Conversely, where there is a substantial risk of extreme waves (also called freak waves) it may be desirable to permit overtopping by selecting the dimensions of the shelf 6 to provide sufficient additional strength without completely constraining the water within the concavity.

To reduce the height of the accumulator, while maintaining the pressure head, the void 56 in the head of the accumulator may be pressurized with gas. Some of the elements of Figure 13a may be located in an internal volume 5 of a paddle. Preferably, an array of multiple paddles will share the same core system with only the elements within box 63 being repeated for each paddle. Figure 14a illustrates a group of three paddle units arranged to form a wave farm array. In some embodiments, either or both of the first surface and the second surface are concave also about a horizontal axis to form a cup-shaped paddle.

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The shelf 6 can be formed by curving a top portion of the backward face 11 or by fixing a shelf portion to the backward face 11. In either arrangement, the shelf should transition or merge smoothly with the backward face 11, as best illustrated in Figures 2c and 2d to reduce structural stress concentrations. Placed either side of the paddle on the backward-face side are two wave deflector or wave concentrator panels 23. In one embodiment, the panels do not move in response to incoming waves but instead channel incident wave energy towards the movable paddle 24, magnifying both the height of the crests and the depth of the troughs received by the movable paddle. One way to achieve this is to remove the water on the lee side of the paddle and create an air gap within which the paddle can move freely.

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The concavity of the first surface preferably has a depth that is between 1/16 and 1/4 of length of an expected dominant wavelength of the water waves. The preferred depth of the concavity at the water surface relates to the expected wave conditions and should ideally lie between 1/16 and 1/2 of the dominant wavelength. The freeboard should not be larger than necessary since this would increase the weight of the paddle and, in extreme seas, a limited freeboard allows excess energy to escape and constrains the loads on the paddle. What is needed is a straightforward paddle design that takes advantage of the directional bias in waves, in particular ocean waves, to increase the wave energy captured, while simultaneously reducing waves generated on the lee side to maximise its overall energy absorbing properties.

In an ideal system there would be no significant waves on the lee side of the paddle. If the device is intended to be fully submerged or with a small freeboard then preferably a further shelf 6 is connected across the top of the concave backward face 11, blocking flow up this face and over the device. All the paddles were mounted in a generally vertical orientation above a fixed frame, 20cm above the tank floor, which allowed the paddles to rotate forward and backward inline with the incident wave direction. Though the constructions of the paddles within these devices all differ, they are mostly designed around the presumption that wave conditions driving a paddle in the direction of the energy movements (“forward”) are equivalent, though applied to the opposite paddle face, to the forces that drive it against the energy movement (“backward”).

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However, with no movement and assuming other losses are small, then almost all of the energy is reflected so it travels back against the incoming waves. Furthermore, the overtaking waves merge smoothly together on the front side of the paddle creating less turbulence (or eddies) that would otherwise cause energy losses. During the paddle’s forward movement Di and D3 act together, and are constrained by D2 (see Figure 17a), while the component on the right hand side of Eq. In an embodiment, the power conversion means comprises a hydraulic accumulator operably coupled to the hydraulic ram for pumping of a working fluid to a hydraulic accumulator, a hydraulic motor arranged to be driven by the hydraulic accumulator and an alternator arranged to be driven by the hydraulic motor.

The base device 15 comprises one or more energy converting means such as hydraulic rams 16 (only one shown) to convert motion of the paddle into useful energy. This ensures a clean separation of the flow into and around the paddle. Dolor de espalda y piernas causas . In one variation, the structural member 20 is moveably or flexibly connected to the paddle 24. This allows the vertical position of the paddle to be adjusted relative to the base device 15 to keep its position constant relative to the water level. The asymmetry further enables the device to take advantage of directional biases in water waves.