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Title: Experimental study of buoy-type wave energy convertors
Authors: Chan, Si Chyi.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Water resources
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Alternative, renewable energy sources
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Global warming has been the attention for several years now in the environment engineering industries. Essentially, it is primarily due to the combustion of coal and fuel. Another major concern for these non-renewable sources of energy is that they are slowly depleting. The human demand and consumption rate is far much higher than the regeneration rate. Thus the introduction of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal energy has become a focal point. By definition, renewable resource is “a substance of economic value that can be replaced or replenished in the same amount or less time as it takes to draw the supply down” (Investopedia ULC, 2012).This report is divided into two major parts. Besides the introduction, characteristics of a wave and the literature review of all types of wave energy convertors in chapter 1, 2 and 3 respectively, the first experimental study is on the feasibility of a buoy type WEC by employing a model. Principally, the number of revolutions of the rotating shaft fixed on the semi floating model exhibits a general idea that under a constant wave conditions such as the ocean, the WEC can rotate continuously and the stored wave energy can be converted into potential electrical energy with a rotor-stator mechanism is attached to it, and that brings the Project to the second major part.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:CEE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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