PhDThesis_BurianiF.pdf (17.09 MB)
0/0

Mathematical modelling of wave–structure interactions with application to wave energy conversion

Download (17.09 MB)
thesis
posted on 19.06.2019 by Federica Buriani
Energy conversion from ocean waves is one of the core themes of the energy global challenge research for the sustainability of the planet. New trends of wave energy
technologies attempt to explore new paths and intend to bring new answers to the problem of the competitiveness of the produced energy for conventional devices. This thesis provides the reader with mathematical models of wave-structure interactions applied to novel concepts of wave energy converters: a flexible piezoelectric wave energy harvester and a floater blanket wave energy converter. In chapter 1 I present an overview of the field of wave energy, a brief history and descriptions of working principles and technologies of wave energy conversion along with a number of classi cation schemes. Classical systems as well as new trends in the form of flexible or deformable converters and hybrid systems are presented. [Continues.]

Funding

NPIF EPSRC Doctoral - Loughborough University 2017

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Find out more...

History

School

Science

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Federica Buriani

Publication date

2019

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Emiliano Renzi ; Andrea Soltoggio ; Iain Phillips

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

This submission includes a signed certificate in addition to the thesis file(s)

I have submitted a signed certificate

Exports

Logo branding

Exports