Wave energy offers a promising renewable energy source, however, technologies converting wave energy into useful electricity face many design challenges. This guide presents numerical modelling and optimization methods for the development of wave energy converter technologies, from principles to applications. It covers the development status and perspectives of wave energy converter systems; the fundamental theories on wave power absorption; the modern wave energy converter concepts including oscillating bodies in single and multiple degree of freedom and oscillating water column technologies; and the relatively hitherto unexplored topic of wave energy harvesting farms. It can be used as a specialist student textbook as well as a reference book for the design of wave energy harvesting systems, across a broad range of disciplines, including renewable energy, marine engineering, infrastructure engineering, hydrodynamics, ocean science, and mechatronics engineering.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.routledge.com has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

section I|58 pages


chapter 1|56 pages

Wave energy converter systems – status and perspectives

ByRobert Mayon, Dezhi Ning, Boyin Ding, Nataliia Y. Sergiienko
Size: 26.90 MB

section II|70 pages

Fundamental Theories Applicable to Wave Energy Harvesting

chapter 2|36 pages

Fluid dynamics and wave-structure interactions

ByMalin Göteman, Robert Mayon, Yingyi Liu, Siming Zheng, Rongquan Wang
Size: 3.55 MB

chapter 3|32 pages

Wave energy converter modelling, control, and power take-off design

ByLeandro S.P. da Silva, Boyin Ding, Bingyong Guo, Nataliia Y. Sergiienko
Size: 8.87 MB

section III|130 pages

Wave Energy Converters

chapter 4|38 pages

Point absorber wave energy converters

ByBingyong Guo
Size: 42.84 MB

chapter 5|32 pages

Multi-mode wave energy converters

ByNataliia Y. Sergiienko, Boyin Ding
Size: 14.22 MB

chapter 6|32 pages

Attenuator wave energy converters

BySiming Zheng
Size: 20.07 MB

chapter 7|26 pages

Oscillating water column wave energy converters

ByRongquan Wang, Dezhi Ning, Robert Mayon
Size: 9.67 MB

section IV|50 pages

Wave Energy Converter Arrays/Farms

Size: 2.70 MB

chapter 9|28 pages

Optimisation of wave farms

ByMalin Göteman
Size: 6.73 MB