Wecboat : Wave Energy Converter Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by WecBoat, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Yobarnacle
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    Yobarnacle Senior Member holding true course

    What do mental handcuffs look like?

    TV

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  2. rwatson
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    I read this a second or so after I had a brain spasm.

    The problem of wave direction and capture was uppermost in my mind, when it occurs to me that ALL waves have the vertical component, from any direction.

    I am getting inspiration from a device that can capture that.

    Picture a suspended 'squid jig' device that resists the upward movement of a boat, but sinks rapidly on the downward movement.

    This makes the displacement of the boat the power source, rather than detrimental weight placement, .


    There are a couple of existing commercial, stationary approaches that utilise this principle

    eg
     
  3. WecBoat
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    A boat, at anchor, in a storm, when you want to visit the island.;)
     
  4. WecBoat
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    Bravo!
    I have think about this abstraction.

    One of the answer is well know, but nobody use it in that way: flopper stopper stabilizers.

    Flopper stopper stabilizers do resists the upward movement of a boat, but sinks rapidly on the downward movement.

    Put the mast that hold the flopper stopper on a pivot and...

    Wait! it is my Abstract number 33 ! ;)
     

  5. WecBoat
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    And I know that flopper stopper do drag in the soup.

    Thanks
     
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