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Ocean Wave Energy Systems

Hydrodynamics, Power Takeoff and Control Systems

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  • Offers a comprehensive view of ocean wave energy conversion
  • Describes key computational modeling techniques
  • Covers working principles and performance of turbines
  • Includes a rich set of case studies

Part of the book series: Ocean Engineering & Oceanography (OEO, volume 14)

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This book offers a timely review of wave energy and its conversion mechanisms. Written having in mind current needs of advanced undergraduates engineering students, it covers the whole process of energy generation, from waves to electricity, in a systematic and comprehensive manner. Upon a general introduction to the field of wave energy, it presents analytical calculation methods for estimating wave energy potential in any given location. Further, it covers power-take off (PTOs), describing their mechanical and electrical aspects in detail, and control systems and algorithms. The book includes chapters written by active researchers with vast experience in their respective filed of specialization. It combines basic aspects with cutting-edge research and methods, and selected case studies. The book offers systematic and practice-oriented knowledge to students, researchers, and professionals in the wave energy sector.

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

    Abdus Samad, S.A Sannasiraj, V Sundar

  • Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University, Saga, Japan

    Paresh Halder

About the editors

​Professor Vallam Sundar has obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineer from the IIT Madras and served as a faculty member in the same Institute from 1981 to date. Since 2018, he is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ocean Engineering. During his career, he has supervised 27 Ph.D. theses and published more than 500 publications in Journals and Conference Proceedings in the field of Ocean and Coastal Engineering. He has been serving as an editorial board member for about 10 international journals. He was awarded with an honorary doctorate title by the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Society for Hydraulics, besides a few more prestigious awards from other sources. In 2016, Professor Sundar was elected Chairman of the Asian Pacific Division of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, IAHR.  His research interests cover wave structure interaction problems, sediment transport, port, and harbor engineering topics, as well as wave energy and coastal protection. 

Professor Abdus Samad has been working for the Department of Ocean Engineering at IIT Madras since 2010. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2008) from Inha University, and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Aligarh Muslim University. Before joining IIT Madras, he worked at the University of Aberdeen (2008-2010). His main research is in the area of fluid machinery, marine energy, and optimization. He has published more than 120 research articles and co-authored a book on Design Optimization of Fluid Machinery published by Wiley (2019). He received a National Award for the Advancement in Mechanical engineering from the Institute of Engineers India in 2014. He has been serving as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (Elsevier), International Marine Energy Journal, and Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi). He is a fellow of ASME, IMechE, and Institute of Engineers India (IEI).

Professor S. A. Sannasiraj is a Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. His topics include wave energy, breaking waves, wind-wave modeling, numerical simulation of nonlinear wave-structure interaction, and coastal protection. Since 2003, he has completed 14 research projects sponsored by National and International agencies and supervised 17 Ph.D. students. He published 90 peer-reviewed journal publications and participated in more than 100 technical conferences. He completed more than 250 industrial projects related to the development of ports and harbors, intake/ outfall systems, design of coastal protection structures, and wind-wave prediction. He received the Endeavour India Executive Award from the Australian Government in 2007 and received Fulbright-Nehru Senior research fellowship from USIEF during 2010-11. He also organized about 20 short Courses and Workshops for Researchers, Field Engineers, Faculties & Senior Managers.

Dr. Paresh Halder is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Ocean Energy Saga University, Japan. His research topics include floating body pendulum wave energy converter, fluid machinery, marine renewable energy, and design optimization. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College in India, as well as a master's and a doctoral degree from IIT Madras, India. Before joining Saga University, he was a postdoc at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, IIT Madras, India, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan. He published more than 45 articles in conference proceedings and journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ocean Wave Energy Systems

  • Book Subtitle: Hydrodynamics, Power Takeoff and Control Systems

  • Editors: Abdus Samad, S.A Sannasiraj, V Sundar, Paresh Halder

  • Series Title: Ocean Engineering & Oceanography

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78715-8Published: 22 August 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78718-9Published: 23 August 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-78716-5Published: 21 August 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2194-6396

  • Series E-ISSN: 2194-640X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 578

  • Number of Illustrations: 146 b/w illustrations, 262 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Renewable and Green Energy, Energy Systems, Classical and Continuum Physics, Offshore Engineering

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