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dc.contributor.authorGaspar, José F.
dc.contributor.authorKamarlouei, Mojtaba
dc.contributor.authorSinha, Ashank
dc.contributor.authorXu, Haitong
dc.contributor.authorCalvário, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorFaÿ, François-Xavier
dc.contributor.authorRobles, Eider
dc.contributor.authorGuedes Soares, C.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-24T12:08:06Z
dc.date.available2017-11-24T12:08:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.identifier.citationJosé F. Gaspar, Mojtaba Kamarlouei, Ashank Sinha, Haitong Xu, Miguel Calvário, François-Xavier Faÿ, Eider Robles, C. Guedes Soares, Analysis of electrical drive speed control limitations of a power take-off system for wave energy converters, In Renewable Energy, Volume 113, 2017, Pages 335-346, ISSN 0960-1481, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.05.085.en
dc.identifier.issn0960-1481en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/467
dc.description.abstractThe active control of wave energy converters with oil-hydraulic power take-off systems presents important demands on the electrical drives attached to their pumps, in particular on the required drive accelerations and rotational speeds. This work analyzes these demands on the drives and designs reliable control approaches for such drives by simulating a wave-to-wire model in a hardware in-the-loop simulation test rig. The model is based on a point absorber wave energy converter, being the wave, hydrodynamic and oil-hydraulic part simulated in a computer that sends and receives signals from the real embedded components, such as the drive generator, controller and back-to-back converter. Three different control strategies are developed and tested in this test rig and the results revealed that despite the drive limitations to acceleration levels, well above 1 × 104 rpm/s, these do not significantly affect the power take-off efficiency, because the required acceleration peaks rarely achieve these values. Moreover this drive is much more economical than an oil-hydraulic and equivalent one that is able to operate at those peaks of acceleration.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was performed within the Strategic Research Plan of the Center for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, which is financed by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia-FCT) and the project "Generic hydraulic power take-off system for wave energy converters" funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under contract PTDC/EMS-SIS-1145/2014. The testing has received support from MARINET, a European Community - Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 "Capacities" Specific Programme, grant agreement nr. 262552. The research leading to these results is also part of the OceaNET project, which has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement nr. 607656.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLANDen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleAnalysis of electrical drive speed control limitations of a power take-off system for wave energy convertersen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2017.05.085en
dc.isiYesen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/262552/EU/Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies/MARINETen
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/607656/EU/OceaNET/OCEANETen
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsWave energy converteren
dc.subject.keywordsPower take-offen
dc.subject.keywordsElectrical drivesen
dc.subject.keywordsHydraulic transformeren
dc.subject.keywordsWave-to-wire modelen
dc.journal.titleRenewable Energyen
dc.page.final346en
dc.page.initial335en
dc.volume.number113en


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