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Determining the amount of floater members of the Ocean Grazer

Strack van Schijnde, O.J. (2015) Determining the amount of floater members of the Ocean Grazer. Bachelor's Thesis, Industrial Engineering and Management.

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One of the biggest projects of the University of Groningen is a novel energy and storage device called the Ocean Grazer. This device can extract wave energy on the ocean and add potential energy to a liquid by a technological construction denoted as the 'Multi-Piston Multi-Pump Power Take-off' (MP2PTO) system. This system is powered by the hydrokinetic movement of a floater blanket consisting on a number of columns and rows. This research aims to provide rigour grounding of how many rows and columns would be most cost effective for the floater blanket to have. Within the proof of concept phase of the Ocean Grazer a goal is to develop mathematical models to predict the behaviour of the Ocean Grazer system. With understanding of the interactions involved an answer is ought to be given based on theoretical substantiation. Preliminary results indicate that there is a minimum in costs per income regarding the amount of floater rows, although the sensitivity of this minimum is rather low.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:04
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:04

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