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Design and validation of a point absorber wave energy converter

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Design and validation of a point absorber wave energy converter.

Rel. Giovanni Bracco, Giuliana Mattiazzo. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica, 2019


A Point Absorber Wave Energy converter has been designed using a cost-based analysis. In order to do so a genetic algorithm has been used, this routine was able to change the shape, position and density of the device in order to find the best set of parameters that guarantees the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy. A model based on Cummin's equation has been built in MATLAB and SIMULINK in order to simulate the behavior of the device. The same model has been validated using the open source CFD software IBAMR.

Relators: Giovanni Bracco, Giuliana Mattiazzo
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 113
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-33 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: San Diego State University (STATI UNITI D'AMERICA)
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/13325
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