Power Take-Off and Output from the Sea-Lanchester Clam Wave Energy Device

  • F. P. Lockett
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 12)


The Clam wave energy converter has been under development by a team at Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic for the past six years and is now one of the few devices which show enough promise to merit continued Government and industrial support within the now much reduced British wave energy research programme. With the loss of official interest in large scale generating stations, attention is now being focused on smaller devices for power supply to isolated seaboard communities.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. Lockett
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  1. 1.Coventry (Lanchester) PolytechnicEngland

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