skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters

Abstract

A wave energy conversion system uses a pair of wave energy converters (WECs) on respective active mountings on a floating platform, so that the separation of the WECs from each other or from a central WEC can be actively adjusted according to the wavelength of incident waves. The adjustable separation facilitates operation of the system to cancel reactive forces, which may be generated during wave energy conversion. Modules on which such pairs of WECs are mounted can be assembled with one or more central WECs to form large clusters in which reactive forces and torques can be made to cancel. WECs of different sizes can be employed to facilitate cancelation of reactive forces and torques.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Atargis Energy Corporation, Pueblo, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1244240
Patent Number(s):
9297351
Application Number:
13/569,988
Assignee:
Atargis Energy Corporation (Pueblo, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05B - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003635
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Siegel, Stefan G. Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Siegel, Stefan G. Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters. United States.
Siegel, Stefan G. Tue . "Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244240.
@article{osti_1244240,
title = {Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters},
author = {Siegel, Stefan G.},
abstractNote = {A wave energy conversion system uses a pair of wave energy converters (WECs) on respective active mountings on a floating platform, so that the separation of the WECs from each other or from a central WEC can be actively adjusted according to the wavelength of incident waves. The adjustable separation facilitates operation of the system to cancel reactive forces, which may be generated during wave energy conversion. Modules on which such pairs of WECs are mounted can be assembled with one or more central WECs to form large clusters in which reactive forces and torques can be made to cancel. WECs of different sizes can be employed to facilitate cancelation of reactive forces and torques.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: