Power Extraction From Ocean Surfaces Waves

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D. G. Brown

Systems Engineering Associates, Atlanta, Ga.

D. Jones

Anow Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio

D. A. Guenther

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

J. Energy Resour. Technol 101(2), 141-144 (Jun 01, 1979) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446904 History: Received August 25, 1978; Revised February 26, 1979; Online August 19, 2010


This paper investigates the use of wave power as a viable energy source. A novel method for using a float to capture the power of waves is proposed, and the responses to a modeled sinusoidal wave form are analyzed. The responses of the system, determined experimentally and analytically, are correlated to illustrate that wave power can provide significant amounts of energy. The method analyzed, when employed on other float devices, increases the energy output of the system.

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