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Modeling of a Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter With Stacked Dielectric Elastomer Generator

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Giacomo Moretti, Marco Fontana, Rocco Vertechy

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Paper No. SMASIS2014-7565, pp. V001T03A020; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/SMASIS2014-7565
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  • ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Volume 1: Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Structural Health Monitoring; Keynote Presentation
  • Newport, Rhode Island, USA, September 8–10, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4614-8
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

This paper introduces a novel architecture of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) provided with a Dielectric Elastomer (DE) Power Take–Off (PTO) system. The device, named Poly–Buoy, includes a heaving buoy as primary interface, that captures the mechanical energy from waves, and a DE Generator (DEG), made by stacked layers of silicone elastomer, that converts mechanical energy into electricity.

A mathematical model of the Poly–Buoy is proposed, which includes analytical electro–hyperlastic equations for the DEG and a linear model for wave-buoy hydrodynamics.

Procedures for the design and optimization of different layouts and control strategies for the DE–PTO are introduced that specifically consider single–DEG and dual–DEG architectures. A numerical case study is also reported for specific geometrical dimensions of the buoy and specific wave climate data.

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