Clam wave energy converter

F. P. Lockett, N. W. Bellamy, L. J. Duckers, B. W. Loughridge, A. M. Peatfield, M. J. West, P. R.S. White

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Abstract

The design of the CLAM wave energy converter has evolved over more than 15 years of wave and micro-hydro work by the Energy Systems Group at Coventry Polytechnic. The structure proposed is a rigid floating torus, moored offshore, consisting of interconnected air cells with rectangular flexible membranes separating the sea from the closed air system. Wave action causes air to be forced back and forth between cells, the flow resisted by Wells air turbines coupled to generators. The ESG is hopeful of future support to pursue the concept to prototype construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherPubl by Int Soc of Offshore and Polar Engineerns (ISOPE)
Pages352-355
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0962610461
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991
EventFirst International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Aug 199116 Aug 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the First International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period11/08/9116/08/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lockett, F. P., Bellamy, N. W., Duckers, L. J., Loughridge, B. W., Peatfield, A. M., West, M. J., & White, P. R. S. (1991). Clam wave energy converter. In Proceedings of the First International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 352-355). (Proceedings of the First International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference). Publ by Int Soc of Offshore and Polar Engineerns (ISOPE).