This volume will prove of vital interest to those studying the use of renewable resources. Scientists, engineers, and inventors will find it a valuable review of ocean wave mechanics as well as an introduction to wave energy conversion. It presents physical and mathematical descriptions of the nine generic wave energy conversion techniques, along with their uses and performance characteristics.
Author Michael E. McCormick is the Corbin A. McNeill Professor of Naval Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition to his timely and significant coverage of possible environmental effects associated with wave energy conversion, he provides a separate treatment of several electro-mechanical energy conversion techniques. Many worked examples throughout the book will be particularly useful to readers with a limited mathematical background. Those interested in research and development will benefit from the extensive bibliography.
Table of Contents
2. Wave Properties
2.1 The Linear Wave
2.2 The Nonlinear Wave
2.3 Random Seas
3. Wave Modification
4. Wave Energy Conversion
4.1 Basic Wave Energy Conversion Techniques
4.2 Advanced Techniques
5. Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Storage
5.1 Basic Electromechanical Energy Conversion Techniques
5.2 Advanced Electromechanical Energy Conversion Techniques
5.3 Power Scaling
5.4 Energy Transmission and Storage
6. Environmental and Mooring Considerations
6.1 Environmental Considerations
6.2 Mooring and Anchoring
Appendixes (Bibliography, Some Wave Energy Conversion Patents, Glossary, Conversion Factors)
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