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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2573174, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2573174
Research Article

A Wave Energy Extraction System in Experimental Flume

1Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering, College of Jiaxing Vocational Technology, Jiaxing 314036, China
2State Grid Hefei Power Supply Company, Hefei 230000, China

Received 28 March 2016; Accepted 29 June 2016

Academic Editor: Tariq Iqbal

Copyright © 2016 Qin Guodong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ocean wave energy is a high energy density and renewable resource. High power conversion rate is an advantage of linear generators to be the competitive candidates for ocean wave energy extraction system. In this paper, the feasibility of a wave energy extraction system by linear generator has been verified in an experimental flume. Besides, the analytical equations of heaving buoy oscillating in vertical direction are proposed, and the analytical equations are proved conveniently. What is more, the active power output of linear generator of wave energy extraction system in experimental flume is presented. The theoretical analysis and experimental results play a significant role for future wave energy extraction system progress in real ocean waves.