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Ocean Renewable Energy

Instructor

Class Number

2.S982 (2.24B)

Level

Undergraduate

Units

6

Term

Spring

Description

Ocean wind and wave energy resources. Representation of wind and ocean waves. Spectral densities and joint statistical distributions. Offshore wind turbines. Bottom mounted and floating foundations. Coupling of wind and wave loads. Dynamic responses and load mitigation by wind turbine controls and tuned-mass dampers. Wave energy converters. Principles of energy extraction from ocean waves. Point absorbers and surge wave energy converters. Wave forecasting. Control algorithms for maximum wave energy extraction. Power takeoff mechanisms. Design of wave energy converter arrays. Wind and wave energy storage technologies.

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