Simultaneous stabilization and wave energy harvesting for a floating offshore wind/wave platform Simultaneous stabilization and wave energy harvesting for a floating offshore wind/wave platform

Project Description

This project proposes the revolutionary new design of active stability-controlled hybrid wind/wave energy device platforms, which are significantly smaller in size (capital cost reduction), led by simultaneous stabilization (reducing wind turbine loading) and wave energy harvesting. Project objectives include:

·       The development of a control-oriented mathematical model to capture the essence of the hybrid platform (including essential nonlinearities).

·       A suitable integrative design framework, such as control co-design, to explore a range of interventions for altering the dynamics of hybrid wind/wave platforms.

 

The project team is composed of leading academic and industry collaborators; namely:  Prof Giovanni Bracco, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy and Dr Sarah Thomas, Head of Technology at Floating Power Plant A/S, Denmark. The PI will be mentored by Prof John Ringwood (Director of COER/Maynooth) and worldwide leader on wave energy.

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Project Timing

  • Start
    Jan 01 2023
  • End
    Dec 31 2027

01/01/2023 12/31/2027

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Description
Simultaneous stabilization and wave energy harvesting for a floating offshore wind/wave platform
This project proposes the revolutionary new design of active stability-controlled hybrid wind/wave energy device platforms, which are significantly smaller in size (capital cost reduction), led by simultaneous stabilization (reducing wind turbine loading) and wave energy harvesting. Project objectives include: ·       The development of a control-oriented mathematical model to capture the essence of the hybrid platform (including essential nonlinearities). ·       A suitable integrative design framework, such as control co-design, to explore a range of interventions for altering the dynamics of hybrid wind/wave platforms.   The project team is composed of leading academic and industry collaborators; namely:  Prof Giovanni Bracco, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy and Dr Sarah Thomas, Head of Technology at Floating Power Plant A/S, Denmark. The PI will be mentored by Prof John Ringwood (Director of COER/Maynooth) and worldwide leader on wave energy.

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