EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A CONCEPT WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER FOR HARNESSING LOW AMPLITUDE SEA WAVES

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OLAKUNLE KAYODE
TITUS OLUWASUJI AJEWOLE
OLUFEMI ADEBOLA KOYA

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This paper presents the results from experimental validation of numerical simulation of a concept wave energy converter for low amplitude sea waves. The device was conceived to contain a wave amplifying device (WAD) to magnify the wave height of incident waves while point absorber buoy(s) efficiently harness the wave energy for electricity production. The validation results show that the optimum aperture angle for the WAD is 45±2 degree, and wave height magnification of 170% is possible. The optimal buoy shape for the device was confirmed as concave wedge buoy. The combination of the two in a single device shall make economical the harnessing of low amplitude waves.

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KAYODE, O., AJEWOLE, T. O., & KOYA, O. A. (2020). EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A CONCEPT WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER FOR HARNESSING LOW AMPLITUDE SEA WAVES. Journal of Engineering Studies and Research, 26(3), 97-106. Retrieved from http://jesr.ub.ro/1/article/view/211
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OLAKUNLE KAYODE

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osun State University, PMB 4494, Osogbo, Nigeria

TITUS OLUWASUJI AJEWOLE

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria

OLUFEMI ADEBOLA KOYA

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria