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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 23, Pages: 1961-1969

Original Article

Design and Analysis of Buoy Geometries for Wave Energy Generator

Received Date:01 April 2021, Accepted Date:20 May 2021, Published Date:09 July 2021


Objectives/Methods: The main objective here is to make an optimum design of buoy. Wave power generation is one of the extensive research fields all over the world. The ocean waves are usually converted into electrical energy by a device called a wave energy converter (WEC). The electricity generated depends upon the intensity of the waves. In a traditional way, the motion of a buoy that occurred in a vertical direction due to waves in water, can be converted into current generation. Here, the numerical simulation using the Ansys tool is done to find an optimum design of buoy shape to get maximum energy conversion. Findings: The simulations have shown that the drag force for the Oval shape is minimum 0.063 N and the first mode of frequency for the Conical shape is minimum 165 Hz for Point-Absorber type Wave Energy Converter.


Buoy, wave energy converter, buoy shapes


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