FAESIBILITY TESTS OF NEW PENDULAR-TYPE WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION APPARATUS

Senji Osanai, Hideo Kondo, Yuzo Mizuno, Tomiji Watabe

Abstract


In order to utilize natural energy,it is essential to develop a fully compatible system, instead of conventional power- generating systems. The authors proposed a new pendular-type wave power generation device. Design criteria for a new rotary vane pump systems (NRVP) was studied for several years and a 5-kW-model test plant with a large displacement of 45.9 1/rev pump was established. This simplified pendular system was considered to limit the investment costs. This paper describes the new pendular-type converter and its components, and presents observation data obtained in field tests conducted at sea.

Keywords


feasibility; energy conversion; pendular wave energy

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