Numerical simulation of a wave energy converter using linear generator

Dang The Ba


This paper presents results of numerical simulation for a wave energy converter using linear permanent magnet generator. The use of linear permanent generator has advantages of simple structure, minimizing mechanical loose... On the base of mechanics model, a system of equations describing the operation of the device under linear potential wave was obtained. The magnetic field in generator was calculated by Flex-PDE software. The system of movement equations was numerically solved with Matlab.Various calculations were performed with different parameters of wave conditions and device's structures to determine the device’s configuration for a 300 W output power for the offshore wave condition in South-Central offshore of Vietnam. The results also show potential of developing the wave energy conversion to meet the energy demand in some coastal and island regions of Vietnam.


Wave energy convertor; linear electrical generator; permanent magnet generators

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