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This book contains the proceedings of the Second European Wave Power Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal in November 1995. The book contains subject matter covering the complete spectrum of topics involved in the complexity of harnessing energy from the ocean's waves and converting this energy for man's use. The book commences with a overview of the energies in the oceans by renowned experts before addressing the specific topic of wave energy. The latest information and techniques for quantifying this enormous resource are discussed as well as enlightening presentations on the experience to date with a variety of prototype trials from around the world. The state of the art in mathematical and computer modelling and analytical techniques are dealt with in depth by the leaders in this field. The power conversion machinery is also well covered with emphasis on the highly favoured air turbines for use with oscillating water columns and revealing some brilliant new conceptual ideas as well producing data on performances and efficiencies from operating systems. Modern control techniques are now widely available and their application to wave energy conversion is considered. The economic and regulatory aspects are also addressed. Papers on several new inventions are presented.

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Authors: ELLIOT G, National Engineering Laboratory, Renewable Energy Section, East Kilbride (GB);DIAMANTARAS K (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16932 EN (1996) 418pp., FS, ECU 46.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7492-9
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