In lower current speeds, a smaller number of generators 816a-816f may be engaged to generate electrical power while in faster current speeds, more generators 816a-816f may be engaged to produce electrical power. As the water current flows over the surface of the drag panel 521, the drag panel 521 acts as a “sail” to harness the force exerted by the flow of the water to move the displacement vessel 502 through the water. In some embodiments, the drag panel 521 may include arms 552a and 552b extending from the drag panel 521. The arms 552a and 552b may extend at any suitable angle from a surface of the drag panel and, preferably, extend from the top surface of the drag panel. In FIG. 1C, the displacement vessel 102 is resting at a low point in the tidal cycle at a distance 119c between the displacement vessel 102 and the anchor 108. and anchor cable 103 has a length L3 from the displacement vessel 102 to the anchor 108. When the tide falls vertically as shown in FIG.
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In FIG. 1A, displacement vessel 102 is resting at a point directly above anchor 108 at a distance 1 19a above the anchor 108. Anchor cable 103 has a length Li from displacement vessel 102 to anchor 108. Tidal drag forces may shift displacement vessel 102 in a lateral direction 122a with respect to its original position. As the displacement vessel 102 moves in a lateral direction due to the ebb and flow of water during tidal action , the anchor cable 103 may disconnect from the first anchor and reconnect to a second location, such as a second anchor, along the seabed closer to the drifted-to location of the displacement vessel. 1C, the tides drags the displacement vessel 102 a lateral distance of H2 in direction 122b and the displacement vessel 102 falls vertically to a distance 119c. The length L3 may increase in length due to the falling tide Where L3 is greater than Li, the increase in length from Li to L3 causes the drum 113 of the directional converter 109 to rotate.
Notwithstanding the significant drop in crude oil prices during 2014-15, the long term trend in fossil fuel prices is likely to increase due to diminishing global oil and gas reserves, alternative (preferably renewable) energy generation systems have become an increasingly significant topic of interest for countries around the world, particularly as fossil fuel production threatens to continue unabated. The displacement vessel 300 includes a drag panel 302 having a first side 302a and a second side 302b that are adapted to capture drag forces from the flow of water due to tidal action and/or other water flows. Two control cables 628a and 628b are attached to the drag panel 621 and serve to couple the displacement vessel 602 to an anchor cable (not shown) and a directional converter located at a stationary location, such as land.
Dolor De Garganta
This rotation may be achieved using a series of control cables attached to the displacement vessel – forming a “bridle” – such that the displacement vessel may capture both directions of water flow. As the drums 813a-813f rotate and are engaged, the drive gears 812a-812f may rotate and transfer mechanical power to the gear boxes 814a-814f. Medicamentos para dolor muscular por ejercicio . The engaged gear boxes 814a-814f may convert input RPM from the drive gears 812a-812f to a different RPM output to be transmitted to generators 816a-816f. The engaged gear boxes 814a-814f are coupled to the generators 816a-816f, which may be, for example, fixed magnet generators as described above. In addition, with suitable placement of anchored cables on generally opposite sides of the assembly, electrical power generation may be produced as the assembly moves in both directions (incoming and outgoing tides) – i.e., the cables can be mounted on different drums on the directional converter such that as one cable unwinds and operates the generator, the other cable is being re-wound for the next tidal cycle.
The anchor cable 103 increases to a length of L2 between the displacement vessel 102 and anchor 108. L2 is greater than Li and 119b is greater than 119a. The increase in distance of Li to L2 causes the drum 113 of the directional converter 109 to rotate. This rotation may be achieved using control cables attached to the sides of the displacement vessel – forming a “bridle” – such that the shortening or releasing of the length of the control cable(s) allow the displacement vessel to turn, rotate, or otherwise change the angle of the drag panel relative to water flow. IB, displacement vessel 102 rises to a distance 1 19b, which is greater than distance 119a, and the tide pushes the displacement vessel 102 a lateral distance of Hi. The drums 813a-813f are fixed on axles 815a-815f including drive gears 812a-812f, and the drive gears 812a-812f are coupled to gear boxes 814a-814f, which may be substantially similar to the gear box as described above.
The engaged gear boxes 814a-814f transmit the mechanical power to the generators 816a-816f to produce electrical power that may be stored in a storage facility 824, which may include one or more batteries. The control cables 528a and 528b extend to an anchor cable 503 which connects the displacement vessel to a directional converter at a stationary location, such as land. FIGS. 5A-5C show an exemplary displacement vessel 502 having a horizontally rotatable drag panel 521. The displacement vessel 502 includes floatation devices 560a and 560b connected by transverse members 556a and 556b to create a frame from which to hold the drag panel 521 as the displacement vessel floats in the water. The drag panel 521 is rotatably coupled to the floatation devices 560a and 560b along the horizontal axis 554 such that it may freely rotate about the horizontal axis 554 from an active configuration (drag panel in the water) to a retracted configuration (drag panel out of the water).
In another embodiment, the floatation devices 560a and 560b may have a tubular or cylindrical shape. As the ebb and flow of tidal action causes the displacement vessel 802 to drift away from the stationary location 806, each anchor cable will exert a force on the respective drums 813a-813f, causing the drums 813a-813f to rotate.
While Figure 8 shows six generators coupled to displacement vessel 802, this invention is not limited to this number of generators, and any suitable number of generators may be coupled to the displacement vessel, depending on the size of the displacement vessel, the expected strength of the tides and the available area of the stationary location. Displacement vessel 702a has an angle of 20° between the stationary location 706 and the anchor cable 703a, which is coupled to the directional converter 709 at the stationary location 706, i.e., land. Displacement vessel 702b has an angle of 30° between the stationary location 706 and the anchor cable 703b, which is coupled to the directional converter 709 at the stationary location 706, i.e., land. Dolor y ardor de espalda . Patent Application No. 15/143,440 (which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety), include assemblies for capturing energy from the vertical rising and falling of the tide using a buoyant displacement vessel and converting the energy into electrical power using a directional converter mounted on the displacement vessel.
Dolor Neuropático Fisterra
For example, each of generators 816a-816f may have an electrical output rating of 15kW at 125 RPM. Generally, each of the generators 816a-816f may have similar or different electrical output ratings. Displacement vessels 702a-702c represent different scenarios of retrieval for various angles between the anchor cable and the stationary location when the displacement vessel 702a-702c has a fully retracted drag panel. 7A, displacement vessels 702a-702c represent different scenarios of retrieval for various angles between the anchor cable and the stationary location when the displacement vessel 702a-702c has a fully deployed drag panel. As with the displacement vessels described above, displacement vessel 502 may include a bridle having control cables 528a and 528b configured to steer the displacement vessel 502 through the water.
Dolor Espalda Alta Causas
While only two floatation devices 560a, 560b are shown, one skilled in the art will understand that any number of floatation devices may be used to maintain buoyancy of the displacement vessel 502 and to hold the weight of the drag panel 521 in the water. Further, each directional converters 809a-809f may be independently engaged (or disengaged) with respect to the movement of the displacement vessel 802 to generate electricity. Gear 214c is coupled to gear 214b by a chain and will spin at a third RPM that is faster than the second RPM, because the diameter of gear 214c is smaller than the diameter of gear 214b. The gearing mechanism 214 is also coupled to an electrical power generator 216 such that rotation of the drum 213 is transferred to the electrical power generator 216 through the gearing mechanism 214 to generates electricity. As the drive gear 212 turns at a first RPM, gear 214a will turn at a second RPM that is faster than the first RPM because gear 214a has a smaller diameter than the drive gear 212. Gear 214b is fixed on the same axle as gear 214a and thus will also rotate at the second RPM.
Dolores Musculares Y Fiebre
Each vertically rotatable subpanel 564a-564c is rotatable around a respective axle 515a-515c. Control mechanisms may be used, similar to the control mechanisms shown in FIGS. In FIG. 6B, the drag panel 621 is partially retracted by control mechanisms 620a and 620b. Dolor muscular por encima de la rodilla . In FIG. Each control mechanism 320a and 320b may independently wind up and/or release its respective control cable to effect rotation of the displacement vessel in the water. 5A-5C, the displacement vessel 602 includes floatation devices 660a and 660b connected via transverse members 656a and 656b. A drag panel 621 is attached to the two floatation devices 660a and 660b and is also coupled to control mechanisms 620a and 620b via arms 652a and 652b that extend from the drag panel 621. In FIGS. 4A and 4B, to control the rotation of each respective sub-panel 564a-564c. In an example, before retracting the drag panel 521, the vertically rotatable sub-panels may be rotated (preferably by 90 degrees) and then the entire drag panel 521 may be retracted out of the water.
The control mechanisms 520a and 520b may be attached to the drag panel 521 at any suitable point. FIG. 7 A shows an exemplary retrieval mode with the drag panel 721 retracted. The control cables 308a and 1008b may be coupled to an anchor cable 303 at one end via a coupling mechanism 309 and the anchor cable 303 may be further connected to a directional converter and a generator at a stationary location, as described above. The floatation devices 560a, 560b and transverse members 556a, 556b may be made from metal (e.g., steel, stainless steel, titanium), polymer (e.g., polyethylene terephthalate, polypropylene, polycarbonate, HDPE), composite, or any other suitable material or combination of materials as is known in the art.