Wave Energy Conversion

Hardcover | September 26, 2003

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Wave energy, together with other renewable energy resources is expected to provide a small but significant proportion of future energy requirements without adding to pollution and global warming. This practical and concise reference considers alternative application methods, explains the concepts behind wave energy conversion and investigates wave power activities across the globe. Explores the potential of using the power generated by waves as a natural energy resourceConsiders the power transfer systems needed to do this, and looks at the environmental impacts

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Wave energy, together with other renewable energy resources is expected to provide a small but significant proportion of future energy requirements without adding to pollution and global warming. This practical and concise reference considers alternative application methods, explains the concepts behind wave energy conversion and inves...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 26, 2003Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080442129

ISBN - 13:9780080442129

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Ocean Waves

Chapter 3: Wave Energy Conversion Systems

Chapter 4: Power Transfer Systems

Chapter 5: Economics of Wave Power

Chapter 6: Environmental and Socioeconomic Implications

Chapter 7: Wave Power Activities in the Americas and Oceania

Chapter 8: Wave Power Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region

Chapter 9: Wave Power Activities in Northern Europe

Chapter 10: Wave Power Activities in Southern Europe and Africa

Chapter 11: Conclusions and Future Prospects

References Cited

Appendix 1: Working Group members

Appendix 2: Mathematical description of waves and wave energy

Appendix 3: WADIC: Directional wave instrumentation, performance evaluation

Appendix 4: Wave propulsion

Appendix 5: Glossary of wave energy terms

Appendix 6: Further reading on the subject

Appendix 7: Web sites of interest

Appendix 8: Acronyms and abbreviations

Subject Index