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Wave Energy Transition to Future by Evolution of Engineering and Technology

Deliverables

Dissemination plan

Dissemination plan including communication activity guidelines

Definition of materials and manufacturing procedure for the submerged polymeric PTO

Definition of materials and manufacturing procedure for the submerged polymeric PTO

Designs and specifications of an OWC able to integrate the negative spring

D2.1 - Report with one or more designs and specifications of an OWC able to integrate the negative spring; enhanced added-mass; survivability submergence and dielectric generators

Engineering challenges related to full-scale and large deployment implementation of the proposed breakthroughs

Report with engineering challenges related to full-scale and large deployment implementation of the proposed breakthroughs

Analysis of different potential configurations of non-rigid inter-moored devices

Report on analysis of different potential configurations of non-rigid inter-moored devices in what concerns loads, motions, risk of collision and performance of 5 non-rigid inter-moored devices

Report with designs and specifications of a Symphony able to integrate the control cocoon, electro-mechanic PTO, structural membrane and dielectric generators

Report with one or more designs and specifications of a Symphony able to integrate the control cocoon, electro-mechanic PTO, structural membrane and dielectric generators

Dissemination materials for exploitation and outreach events

Dissemination materials produced for exploitation and outreach events

Analysis of different potential configurations of rigidly inter-moored devices

Report on analysis of different potential configurations of rigidly inter-moored devices (compact aggregates) in what concerns loads, motions, risk of collision and performance

WETFEET website & file exchange service between partners

Fully functional WETFEET website & file exchange service between partners

Two physical demonstration models

Two physical demonstration models for public presentations

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Publications

Fabrication and Test of an Inflated Circular Diaphragm Dielectric Elastomer Generator Based on PDMS Rubber Composite

Author(s): Giacomo Moretti, Michele Righi, Rocco Vertechy, Marco Fontana
Published in: Polymers, Issue 9/12, 2017, Page(s) 283, ISSN 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym9070283

A new class of variable capacitance generators based on the dielectric fluid transducer

Author(s): Mattia Duranti, Michele Righi, Rocco Vertechy, Marco Fontana
Published in: Smart Materials and Structures, Issue 26/11, 2017, Page(s) 115014, ISSN 0964-1726
DOI: 10.1088/1361-665x/aa8753

A novel twin-rotor radial-inflow air turbine for oscillating-water-column wave energy converters

Author(s): António F.O. Falcão, Luís M.C. Gato, João C.C. Henriques, João E. Borges, Bruno Pereiras, Francisco Castro
Published in: Energy, Issue 93, 2015, Page(s) 2116-2125, ISSN 0360-5442
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.10.046

Control of an oscillating water column wave energy converter based on dielectric elastomer generator

Author(s): Gastone Pietro Rosati Papini, Giacomo Moretti, Rocco Vertechy, Marco Fontana
Published in: Nonlinear Dynamics, Issue 92/2, 2018, Page(s) 181-202, ISSN 0924-090X
DOI: 10.1007/s11071-018-4048-x

Assessing the Macro-Economic Benefit of Installing a Farm of Oscillating Water Columns in Scotland and Portugal

Author(s): Samuel Draycott , Iwona Szadkowska , Marta Silva , David Ingram
Published in: Energies, Issue Special Issue (10), 2018, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en11102824

Charge Stability of Water Submerged Dielectric Elastomers

Author(s): Robert Pichler, Daniela Wirthl, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Reinhard Schwödiauer, Siegfried Bauer
Published in: ISE16, 2017

"Presentation: ""Electret-Like Elastomer Membrane for Large Scale Energy Harvesting of Low Density Energy Sources"""

Author(s): Robert Pichler, Daniela Wirthl, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Reinhard Schwödiauer, Siegfried Bauer
Published in: ISE16, 2017

Breakthroughs in WEC arrays - Shares moorings and cabling in the WETFEET project

Author(s): Keri Collins, Ben Howey, Martyn Hann, Gregorio Iglesias, Deborah Greaves, Pedro Vicente, Violette Harnois
Published in: ICOE 2016, 2016

A novel twin-rotor air turbine for bidirectional flows in wave energy conversion

Author(s): Falcão, A.F.O., Gato, L.M.C., Henriques, J.C.C, Pereiras, B., Castro, F.
Published in: EWTEC 2015, 2015

Integration of breakthrough concepts into the OWC spar buoy




Test Results of a Twin-rotor Radial-inflow Air Turbine for OWC Wave Energy Converters

Author(s): Lopes, B.S., Carrelhas, A.A.D., Gato, L.M.C., Falcão, A.F.O., Henriques, J.C.C., Borges, J.E.
Published in: EWTEC 2017, 2017

Experimental testing of Dielectric Elastomer Generators for Wave Energy Converters

Author(s): G. Moretti, G. Pietro Rosati Papini, R. Vertechy, M. Fontana.
Published in: EWTEC 2017, 2017

Integration of a Hydrodynamic Negative Spring Concept into the OWC Spar Buoy

Author(s): Gradowski, M., M. Alves, R. Gomes, and J. Henriques.
Published in: EWTEC2017, 2017

On the array of wave energy converters: the case of the coaxial-duct owc.

Author(s): J. C. C. Portillo, J. C. C. Henriques, R.P.F. Gomes, L. M. C. Gato, A.F.O. Falcão
Published in: OMAE2018, 2018

Analysis of dielectric fluid transducers

Author(s): Michele Righi, Marco Fontana, Rocco Vertechy, Mattia Duranti, Giacomo Moretti
Published in: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX, 2018, Page(s) 29
DOI: 10.1117/12.2297082

Physical mooring comparison for a floating OWC

Author(s): Keri Collins, Ben Howey, Martyn Hann, Gregorio Iglesias, Deborah Greaves, Violette Harnois, Rui Gomes, Pedro Vicente
Published in: EWTEC 2017, 2017

Power-take-off system, with adjustable spring characteristics for resonating, heaving wave energy converters