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Investigation on the Characteristics of Different Shaped Wave Energy Harvesters based on Semi-Analytical Solution

Version 1 : Received: 11 December 2017 / Approved: 11 December 2017 / Online: 11 December 2017 (15:25:30 CET)

How to cite: Liu, M.; Liu, H.; Chai, Y.; Wang, L.; Zhang, Z. Investigation on the Characteristics of Different Shaped Wave Energy Harvesters based on Semi-Analytical Solution. Preprints 2017, 2017120067 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201712.0067.v1). Liu, M.; Liu, H.; Chai, Y.; Wang, L.; Zhang, Z. Investigation on the Characteristics of Different Shaped Wave Energy Harvesters based on Semi-Analytical Solution. Preprints 2017, 2017120067 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201712.0067.v1).

Abstract

We mainly describe the influence factors of captured power by huge wave energy harvesters, which the vertical motion of buoy can transform ocean’s potential energy into piezoelectric energy power by waves. By means of semi-analytical solutions and theoretical analysis, related environmental coefficients are analyzed firstly and find the most appropriate wave frequency and geometric structure as reference. Secondly, the numerical results also discuss the impact trend of hydrodynamic parameters and geometric volume on motion, voltage and power with qualitative agreement. The simulation data confirm that structure parameters of the modified model could markedly deliver sufficient power to ocean high electrical equipment with long-time stability.

Subject Areas

semi-analytical solutions; hydrodynamic characteristics; piezoelectric cantilever beam; wave energy harvesters; lumped and structural parameters.

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