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Experimental Parametric Investigation of an Oscillating H ydrofoil Tidal Stream Energy Converter

  title={Experimental Parametric Investigation of an Oscillating H ydrofoil Tidal Stream Energy Converter},
  author={Gareth Huxham and Steve Cochard and John C. Patterson},
There has been significant commercial interest in the use of o scillating foil energy converters (OFECs) to extract renewa ble energy from tidal streams. The majority of research into OFE Cs has focused on a foil undergoing a prescribed pitch and heave and does not take into account the complex fluid-structure in teraction found in commercially developed elastically suppor ted OFECs. To address this need, an experimental investigation was conducted of a model OFEC undergoing a prescribed pitch… 

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