University of Edinburgh
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 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.View Details