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Michigan Technological University

2018

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Optimal Control Of Wave Energy Converters, Shangyan Zou Jan 2018

Optimal Control Of Wave Energy Converters, Shangyan Zou

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

In this dissertation, we address the optimal control of the Wave Energy Converters. The Wave Energy Converters introduced in this study can be categorized as the single body heaving device, the single body pitching device, the single body three degrees of freedoms device, and the Wave Energy Converters array. Different types of Wave Energy Converters are modeled mathematically, and different optimal controls are developed for them. The objective of the optimal controllers is to maximize the energy extraction with and without the motion and control constraints. The development of the unconstrained control is first introduced which includes the implementation of ...