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Marine Energy Conversion

Call for Papers

The pursuit of new energy sources has recently found in oceans an enormously copious and promising source of energy. This energy can be converted from different forms as tides, waves, marine current, temperature variation, and salinity, representing an effective resource for most of the planet. Conversion strategies and technologies developed so far have demonstrated the feasibility and the expressed interest in such a large issue, showing the way forward to big challenges to match with. Recent advances in engineering and technology led to more efficient and cost-effective solutions.

We invite authors to submit original contributions and review articles that cover all aspects related to mechanical and electrical engineering, ocean technologies, energy policies, power systems, and others. We are interested in articles that explore technical aspects of marine energy conversion, advances in converter topologies as well as the impact that such a particular issue could have on the power network and its control system. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative marine energy conversion solutions
  • Advances in marine turbines
  • Direct drive applications
  • Highly efficient gearboxes
  • Electrical generators for marine energy converters
  • Power electronics for electrical energy conversion
  • Economic issues of marine energy
  • Ocean energy applications
  • Efficiency and cost studies for ocean energy
  • Impact on smart power grids

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/mec/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 June 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 September 2013
Publication DateFriday, 15 November 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Fabrizio Marignetti, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Latium, 03043 Cassino, Italy

Guest Editors

  • Haitao Yu, School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Si Pai Lou 2, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Luigi Cappelli, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Latium, 03043 Cassino, Italy