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Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of Multiple Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Umesh Korde Nov 2019

Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of Multiple Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Ryan G. Coe, Umesh Korde

Michigan Tech Patents

Multi-resonant control of a 3 degree-of-freedom (heave-pitch-surge) wave energy converter enables energy capture that can be in the order of three times the energy capture of a heave-only wave energy converter. The invention uses a time domain feedback control strategy that is optimal based on the criteria of complex conjugate control. The multi-resonant control can also be used to shift the harvested energy from one of the coupled modes to another, enabling the elimination of one of the actuators otherwise required in a 3 degree-of-freedom wave energy converter. This feedback control strategy does not require wave prediction; it only requires ...


Dimensions Fall 2019, Iowa State University Department Of Mechanical Engineering Oct 2019

Dimensions Fall 2019, Iowa State University Department Of Mechanical Engineering

Dimensions

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Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of A Single Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converter, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Jiajun Song, Giorgio Bacelli Sep 2019

Multi-Resonant Feedback Control Of A Single Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converter, David G. Wilson, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Jiajun Song, Giorgio Bacelli

Michigan Tech Patents

A multi-resonant wide band controller decomposes the wave energy converter control problem into sub-problems; an independent single-frequency controller is used for each sub-problem. Thus, each sub-problem controller can be optimized independently. The feedback control enables actual time-domain realization of multi-frequency complex conjugate control. The feedback strategy requires only measurements of the buoy position and velocity. No knowledge of excitation force, wave measurements, nor wave prediction is needed. As an example, the feedback signal processing can be carried out using Fast Fourier Transform with Hanning windows and optimization of amplitudes and phases. Given that the output signal is decomposed into individual ...


Model Predictive Control Of Parametric Excited Pitch-Surge Modes In Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Shangyan Zou, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Umesh Korde, Ryan G. Coe Sep 2019

Model Predictive Control Of Parametric Excited Pitch-Surge Modes In Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Shangyan Zou, David G. Wilson, Giorgio Bacelli, Umesh Korde, Ryan G. Coe

Michigan Tech Patents

A parametric excitation dynamic model is used for a three degrees-of-freedom (3-DOF) wave energy converter. Since the heave motion is uncoupled from the pitch and surge modes, the pitch-surge equations of motion can be treated as a linear time varying system, or a linear system with parametric excitation. In such case the parametric exciting frequency can be tuned to twice the natural frequency of the system for higher energy harvesting. A parametric excited 3-DOF wave energy converter can harvest more power, for both regular and irregular waves, compared to the linear 3-DOF. For example, in a Bretschneider wave, the harvested ...


Pseudo-Spectral Method To Control Three-Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Giorgio Bacelli, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David G. Wilson, Ryan G. Coe Jul 2019

Pseudo-Spectral Method To Control Three-Degree-Of-Freedom Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Giorgio Bacelli, Shangyan Zou, Rush D. Robinett Iii, David G. Wilson, Ryan G. Coe

Michigan Tech Patents

The invention provides optimal control of a three-degree-of-freedom wave energy converter using a pseudo-spectral control method. The three modes are the heave, pitch and surge. A dynamic model is characterized by a coupling between the pitch and surge modes, while the heave is decoupled. The heave, however, excites the pitch motion through nonlinear parametric excitation in the pitch mode. The invention can use a Fourier series as basis functions to approximate the states and the control. For the parametric excited case, a sequential quadratic programming approach can be implemented to numerically solve for the optimal control. The numerical results show ...


Generating Electrospray From A Ferrofluid, Lyon Bradley King Jun 2019

Generating Electrospray From A Ferrofluid, Lyon Bradley King

Michigan Tech Patents

An electrospray device for generating electrospray from a ferrofluid. The electrospray device includes an emitter, an extraction electrode, and a magnet. The emitter is configured to receive a ferrofluidic liquid. The extraction electrode includes an aperture and is positioned a first distance from the emitter. The magnet generates a magnetic field in a first direction toward the emitter. The magnetic field causes Rosensweig instability in the ferrofluidic liquid, and generates a ferrofluidic peak in the ferrofluidic liquid. The magnet is positioned a second distance from the emitter, and the emitter is positioned between the extraction electrode and the magnet. The ...


Agent-Based Microgrid Architecture For Generation Following Protocols, Steven Goldsmith May 2019

Agent-Based Microgrid Architecture For Generation Following Protocols, Steven Goldsmith

Michigan Tech Patents

A system for predicting power and loads over a single, relatively short time horizon. More specifically, a system comprising a Storage Agent (S-agent) Cohort within a grid control society, wherein the system expands G and L intra-cohort protocols to allow the S-cohort to participate in power management of the grid by scheduling storage components in source or load roles as determined by the time-varying state of the power imbalance and by the risk-adjusting capacity margin relationship between the G and L cohorts.


Dimensions Spring 2019, Iowa State University Department Of Mechanical Engineering Apr 2019

Dimensions Spring 2019, Iowa State University Department Of Mechanical Engineering

Dimensions

No abstract provided.


Optimal Control Of Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Shangyan Zou, Giorgio Bacelli, David G. Wilson, Umesh Korde Feb 2019

Optimal Control Of Wave Energy Converters, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Rush D. Robinett Iii, Shangyan Zou, Giorgio Bacelli, David G. Wilson, Umesh Korde

Michigan Tech Patents

A wave energy converter and method for extracting energy from water waves maximizes the energy extraction per cycle by estimating an excitation force of heave wave motion on the buoy, computing a control force from the estimated excitation force using a dynamic model, and applying the computed control force to the buoy to extract energy from the heave wave motion. Analysis and numerical simulations demonstrate that the optimal control of a heave wave energy converter is, in general, in the form of a bang-singular-bang control; in which the optimal control at a given time can be either in the singular ...


Go Baby Go Senior Design, Laura Pickering, Ally Fox, Parker Elliott, Jacob Wolwowicz Jan 2019

Go Baby Go Senior Design, Laura Pickering, Ally Fox, Parker Elliott, Jacob Wolwowicz

Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects

No abstract provided.


Ir Motion Tracking Robotic Arm, Gavin Low, Andrew Doan, Avery Guillermo, Dayna Yoshimura Jan 2019

Ir Motion Tracking Robotic Arm, Gavin Low, Andrew Doan, Avery Guillermo, Dayna Yoshimura

Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects

The Motion Tracking Robot Arm is a senior Electrical Engineering Capstone project designed by Andrew Doan, Avery Guillermo, Gavin Low, and Dayna Yoshimura. The project serves as an exploration of alternative control methods for robotic arms. While standard robotic arms are often controlled with physical controllers or computer programs, this robotic arm will be controlled with a LEAP motion controller. The user will be able to control the robotic arm using his or her own arm; no extra control inputs will be necessary.


Parabolic Solar Trough, Audrey Beattie, Ed Lane, John E. Pellessier, Abbie Simthline Jan 2019

Parabolic Solar Trough, Audrey Beattie, Ed Lane, John E. Pellessier, Abbie Simthline

Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects

This team has designed and built a module parabolic solar troughs to produce hot water for an organic Rankine Cycle. This is a thermodynamic cycle that produces energy and requires a heated fluid to operate. A parabolic solar trough is a type of concentrating solar technology that directs sunlight at a focal line, heating the fluid inside.


Development Of An Electromechanical Valvetrain, Ryan Clarke, Emett Santucci, Isaac Yako, Joseph Mckeirnan Jan 2019

Development Of An Electromechanical Valvetrain, Ryan Clarke, Emett Santucci, Isaac Yako, Joseph Mckeirnan

Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects

The Electromechanical Valvetrain Conversion Team designed and implemented a new system to improve internal combustion engine performance and efficiency. This system replaces the traditional camshaft-based valvetrain with a computer-controlled pneumatic actuation system. This new system has the potential to reduce emissions without sacrificing the benefits which have made combustion engines a popular power source.


The Borrowbike, Martin Woodby, Grayson Taylor, Jesse Rubenstein, Aaron Leung, Jack Padon, Ryan Dehart Jan 2019

The Borrowbike, Martin Woodby, Grayson Taylor, Jesse Rubenstein, Aaron Leung, Jack Padon, Ryan Dehart

Engineering E-Portfolios and Projects

The BorrowBike is turning UP's bike rental system from an inconvenient process to a hassle-free swipe of a card. BorrowBike's smart lock and online web application streamlines the check-out process and allows bikes to be rented at any time of the day.


Me-Em 2018-19 Annual Report, Department Of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University Jan 2019

Me-Em 2018-19 Annual Report, Department Of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University

Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Annual Reports

Table of Contents

  • Faculty Research
  • Enrollment & Degrees
  • Department News
  • Graduates
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Alumni
  • Donors
  • Contracts & Grants
  • Patents & Publications


Mechanical Engineering Technology Newsletter 2019, Department Of Manufacturing And Mechanical Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University Jan 2019

Mechanical Engineering Technology Newsletter 2019, Department Of Manufacturing And Mechanical Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Newsletters

Table of Contents

  • Where Racing Will Take Him
  • Irwin Wins Center for Teaching and Learning Instructional Award
  • Five MET Students Inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society
  • 2018 and 2019 Scholarship Awards
  • 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition
  • Senior Design Projects
  • What's New?