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Title: Tide following wave power machine

Abstract

At least two spaced piers are constructed on a suitable tidal beach extending from the shore into the water a predetermined distance to meet the first breaking waves at low tide. A carriage is movably supported on the piers on an inclined path, the carriage having a frame supporting a pair of spaced sprocket wheels on each end over which is passed an endless belt. The ends of a plurality of blades are secured to the chain in spaced relation completely thereabout. Each sprocket wheels closest to shore is connected to a gear train for transmitting the torque generated by the wave action to a power belt extending along each pier to a transducer located at the shore end of the pier. Means are provided for moving the carriage on the pier on an inclined path in and out from the shore to meet the level of the changing tide so as to continuously generate power throughout the tidal wave.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6594407
Patent Number(s):
US 4350474
Assignee:
EDB-83-049281
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 1 Aug 1980; Other Information: PAT-APPL-174365
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS; DESIGN; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; GEARS; SUPPORTS; TRANSDUCERS; TURBINE BLADES; WATER WAVES; WHEELS; GRAVITY WAVES; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; 160800* - Tidal & Wave Power- Wave Energy Converters

Citation Formats

Murphy, J T. Tide following wave power machine. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Murphy, J T. Tide following wave power machine. United States.
Murphy, J T. Tue . "Tide following wave power machine". United States.
@article{osti_6594407,
title = {Tide following wave power machine},
author = {Murphy, J T},
abstractNote = {At least two spaced piers are constructed on a suitable tidal beach extending from the shore into the water a predetermined distance to meet the first breaking waves at low tide. A carriage is movably supported on the piers on an inclined path, the carriage having a frame supporting a pair of spaced sprocket wheels on each end over which is passed an endless belt. The ends of a plurality of blades are secured to the chain in spaced relation completely thereabout. Each sprocket wheels closest to shore is connected to a gear train for transmitting the torque generated by the wave action to a power belt extending along each pier to a transducer located at the shore end of the pier. Means are provided for moving the carriage on the pier on an inclined path in and out from the shore to meet the level of the changing tide so as to continuously generate power throughout the tidal wave.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
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