Optimisation of the clam wave energy converter

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

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The most promising UK offshore device is the Clam, a floating rigid toroid about 80m in diameter with access to a huge wave energy resource. The rated output would be 3MW, at a cost of 8p/kWh. A lack of Government support has almost stopped R&D on the Clam. This paper describes ongoing mathematical optimisation which would provide a foundation for a future prototype programme intended to reduce costs to 4p/Kwh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1464-1466
Number of pages3
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number5-8
Early online date2 Jul 1993
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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