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Ocean Wave Energy

Current Status and Future Prespectives

  • Joao Cruz

Part of the Green Energy and Technology(Virtual Series) book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. João Cruz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Stephen Salter
    Pages 7-39
  4. Stephen Barstow, Gunnar Mørk, Denis Mollison, João Cruz
    Pages 93-132
  5. João Cruz, Matthew Rea, António Sarmento, Gareth Thomas, Ross Henderson
    Pages 133-188
  6. Richard Curran, Matthew Folley, Oskar Danielsson, Karin Thorburn, Mats Leijon, Jamie Taylor
    Pages 189-285
  7. Tom Heath, António Sarmento, Frank Neumann, Ana Brito e Melo, Miguel Prado, Richard Yemm et al.
    Pages 287-395
  8. Cristina Huertas-Olivares, Jennifer Norris
    Pages 397-423
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 425-431

About this book

Introduction

The authors of this reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to machines that convert wave power in electricity. Additionally, an historical review, state of the art of modern systems, a full scale prototype experience, and future perspectives are given.         

The authors are recognised researchers, and their contributions give an overall perspective of the state of the art of different technologies. The book does not intend to point to a specific technology; the market will be responsible for that. The main motivation to compile these texts is to provide, both to academia and industry, a first contact with the current status of wave energy conversion technologies, hopefully inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Keywords

Devices Energy conversion Full scale machines Ocean Offshore Systems WEC modelling electricity environment modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Joao Cruz
    • 1
  1. 1.St Vincent’sWorksGarrard Hassan and Partners LimitedBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74895-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74894-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74895-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
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