The at least one flexible membrane may deform progressively from the lower forward portion to the upper rearward portion towards the body. It will be appreciated that the cell in this embodiment is inclined or angled rearward with a lower portion forward of its upper portion such that the lower portion encounters the force of the wave first and the wave pressure progresses rearward thereby forcing the cell volume to constrict from the lower portion towards to upper portion. One major benefit of wave energy is that there is almost always at least some energy to be extracted from waves, thereby making wave energy potentially more reliable than solar thermal or wind energy and more environmentally acceptable in the sense of having lower visual, and potentially lower noise, impact on the local environment. This allows the membrane to be kept safe in the event of rough sea conditions, tidal surges or large waves that might otherwise over pressure the cells or cause damage to the membrane, or even potentially shift the WEC from its anchorage.
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Such eddy currents 140 from the return flow 142 might potentially cause erosion of the seafloor 14 adjacent the rear of the WEC, as shown in FIG. The converter is arranged and configured to be sympathetic to the ‘rolling’ motion of a wave and to progressively extract energy from both the vertical (heave) and horizontal (surge) components of the wave energy as the wave passes across the converter. Separate in and outflow circuits, took air from each of the cells via check values, and led to one or more turbo generators in a closed loop circuit providing a ‘push pull’ action on the air flow.
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Thus, where waves may impinge on the converter from various directions over time, a circular or annular arrangement is considered beneficial in order to maximise average wave action rather than the converter being linear and therefore more directional. One or more ends of the respective membrane, particularly in an array arrangement with single or multiple cells or chambers, could be form a semicircle, arc or spline, that is either in or out of plane with the inclination plane, with a membrane that has a domed like shape which will utilise either the elastomeric properties and stretch or be geometrically shaped such that the elastomeric strain/stress is reduced. The WEC 10 has a body 18. A cell volume 22 is formed by a membrane 16 and a cell face 20. The WEC forms a generally wedge shaped or streamlined aerofoil shape.
A rear of the WEC may include a concave, convex, multi-curved or straight inclined rear face (such as a wedge shape). Thus, there is always some water pressure against the membrane when submerged, and that pressure is dynamic i.e. This configuration allows the air flow from the cells to work in a ‘source and sink’ mode.
According to at least one embodiment of the present invention, each cell may be configured with the rolling action of wave motion in mind and in a manner that the wave energy can smoothly interact with and roll over the converter while the converter extracts energy from the wave. This may be between the upper and lower membrane attachment points of the cell membrane to the cell body. Depending on the relative internal and external fluid pressures and motions of the wave at the time, the membrane may form an intermediate profile of an elongated S when viewed in side profile as the wave pressure depresses firstly the forward lower portion of the membrane. FIG. 4 shows the WEC 10 mounted on piers 42 raising the WEC from the seabed bathymetry conditions so that the device is levelled and closer to the mean still water level. Mareos y dolor de espalda . This all poses a significant challenge to any wave energy converter (WEC) (sometimes called a wave energy conversion device or WECD) trying to extract the energy from the wave.
The body may also form or include a face against which the membrane preferably sits when not inflated. The WEC of the present invention may preferably be located below the mean still water surface, preferably on the seabed in 2.5 to 15 m of water. Effective width (lateral length) of the membrane preferably matches the effective width (lateral length) of the cell face or wall.
The turbine(s) and electrical generator(s) may be mounted adjacent or in the apex of the V or chevron so that airflow streams from each arm/leg are combined. The preferred streamlined design of embodiments of the present invention and/or the catenary form or corresponding profile of the membrane or cell face can also be adapted to traditional oscillating water column converters to convert them to membrane converters, eliminating salt laden air from passing over the turbine. This occurs when the pressure on one side of the membrane is higher than the other, and provides a very cost effective, low inertia and responsive way to extract and transmit energy from the wave.
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FIG. 5 shows a cross section through a WEC 10 of the present invention with a single radius curvature cell face 20. A chord 42 is common to the membrane 16 and face 20 such that the membrane can lie flat against the face when fully deflated or pressed back onto the face. FIG. 18 shows a section through a WEC showing a porting and valving arrangement according to an embodiment of the present invention. Valving can be provided to control flow into the supply conduit and out of the return conduit with respect to the cell. 34. The WEC includes one or multiple cells 22 with respective one or more membranes 16. Nauseas y dolor de espalda . A single port 98 leads to a bi-directional turbine 100 and into an upper single supply and return conduit or chamber 102. A lower chamber 104 can be filled with ballast, such as water or concrete or rubble for additional weight to prevent the WEC moving in rough sea or tidal surge conditions.