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Ocean Energy

Tide and Tidal Power

  • Roger H. Charlier
  • Charles W. Finkl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 29-64
  3. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 65-77
  4. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 79-102
  5. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 103-118
  6. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 119-124
  7. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 125-139
  8. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 141-152
  9. Roger H. Charlier, Charles W. Finkl
    Pages 153-160
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-262

About this book

Introduction

Engineers’ dreams and fossil energy replacement schemes can come true. Man has been tapping the energy of the sea to provide power for his industries for centuries. Tidal energy combined with that of waves and marine winds rank among those most successfully put the work. Large scale plants are capital intensive but smaller ones, particularly built in China, have proven profitable. Since the initiation of the St Malo project in France, similar projects have gone into active service where methods have been devised to cut down on costs, new types of turbines developed and cost competitiveness considerably improved. Tidal power has enormous potential. The book reviews recent progress in  extracting power from the ocean, surveys the history of tidal power harnessing and updates a prior publication by the author.

Keywords

Alternative energy sources Electrical power Energy from the sea Harnessing tidal power Ocean Tide marine

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger H. Charlier
    • 1
  • Charles W. Finkl
    • 2
  1. 1.Belgium
  2. 2.Coastal Planning & Engineering IncBoca RaronUSA

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