On thermodynamics in the primary power conversion of oscillating water column wave energy converters

@article{Sheng2013OnTI,
  title={On thermodynamics in the primary power conversion of oscillating water column wave energy converters},
  author={Wanan Sheng and Raymond Alcorn and Anthony W. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={023105}
}
  • W. ShengR. AlcornA. Lewis
  • Published 6 March 2013
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
The paper presents an investigation to the thermodynamics of the air flow in the air chamber for the oscillating water column wave energy converters, in which the oscillating water surface in the water column pressurizes or de-pressurises the air in the chamber. To study the thermodynamics and the compressibility of the air in the chamber, a method is developed in this research: the power take-off is replaced with an accepted semi-empirical relationship between the air flow rate and the… 

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