If the drag panel 121 is not needed, the control mechanism may retract the drag panel 121 back into the first position inside the displacement vessel. Each control mechanism 320 a and 320 b may independently wind up and/or release its respective control cable to effect rotation of the displacement vessel in the water.
In an embodiment, the displacement vessel may include a drag panel that is rotatable about the horizontal axis by a control mechanism. The displacement vessel may include redundant cables connected to redundant control mechanisms to ensure operability in the event that a cable breaks or a control mechanism malfunctions. The linking mechanism may reconnect the anchor cable to a second anchor (not shown) at the second location. The control cables 308 a and 1008 b 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.
- Seguro de asistencia al viajero
- Coils de platino sin recubrimiento
- I=intake length from leading edge to throat
- Choke speed=25 m/s
- Hemisferectomía funcional
Each of directional converters 809 a-809 f may be substantially similar to the directional converters described above. This particular configuration of multiple drums housed within or outside the displacement vessel and multiple anchor cables fixed at various locations along the seabed or on land may allow the displacement vessel to take advantage of the lateral motion of the displacement vessel in multiple lateral directions due to the ebb and flow of the water during tidal action.
The drag panel generally increases the surface area upon which drag forces act due to the ebb and flow caused by tidal action (or drag forces caused by other ocean currents), allowing the displacement vessel to be more effectively moved by the drag forces caused by the ebb and flow of the water. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION A tidal energy conversion device of the present invention generally includes a displacement vessel having a drag panel that is rotatable about a horizontal axis.
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As an example of a method of pointing the displacement vessel downwards, one or more control mechanisms generally located at the top of the displacement vessel may wind control cables in. In lower current speeds, a smaller number of generators 816 a-816 f may be engaged to generate electrical power while in faster current speeds, more generators 816 a-816 f may be engaged to produce electrical power.