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Development of a linear test rig for electrical power take off from waves

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This paper describes the design build and test of a linear test rig for demonstrating novel topology linear machines. The work is aimed at aiding the developments of power take off for wave and tidal energy converters. The rig consists of three parts: prime mover, test machine and converter, Experience and method for the design manufacture and initial testing of each of these components is detailed.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Baker NJ; Mueller MA; Ran L; Tavner PJ; McDonald S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology

Year: 2007

Issue: A10

ISSN (print): 1476-1548

Publisher: Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology