Stage 1

Project Lead

University of Edinburgh

Project Sub-Contractors

University of Plymouth, Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

There is potential to reduce the cost of wave energy through use of deformable fabric/elastomeric structures for wave energy conversion. Deformable bodies can have several advantages over their conventional rigid counterparts. In particular, a heaving deformable body can have a longer resonance period than that of a heaving rigid body of the same size, because of the lower hydrostatic stiffness. This means that the device can be smaller and hence cheaper if a deformable body is used.

SMMP Stage 1 - Public Report - University of Edinburgh

SMMP stage 1 project summary report for the University of Edinburgh Elastomeric based WECs (ELASTO) project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.

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