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  • Power conversion systems for Ducks 

    Salter, Stephen Hugh (IEE 'Future Energy Concepts' Conference, 1979-01-30)
    This paper tries to define the problems of power conversion for a wave power device . It presents a little of the background theory; it discusses design principles, existing components and modifications to them; it tries ...
  • Power from sea waves 

    Salter, Stephen Hugh; 1 (The University of Edinburgh, 1974-03)
    There are people, until recently regarded as eccentric, who question our practice of treating as income those resources which our descendants will regard as capital. That apart, there are difficulties in satisfying ...
  • Solo Duck Mooring Forces 

    Woodhead, Peter Linnet (The University of Edinburgh, 1993-03-12)
    One of the major difficulties in the design of a wave energy device is the occasional occurrence of severe conditions at sea. The largest waves far exceed typical amplitudes over the year. Although it would be possible ...
  • Preliminary report on the use of tunnels for power transmission 

    Berry, N.S.M. (The University of Edinburgh, 1979-10-15)
    The potential for power generation from wave action increases with the distance off shore and the initial study has suggested that a location some 15 kilometres to the west of Uist would be attractive. The transmission ...
  • Bending moments of short spines 

    Retzler, Chris-Heinz; Salter, Stephen Hugh (1984-09-05)
    The Lanchester Polytechnic's 'Clam' wave energy device consists of a series of flexible air bags driving self-rectifying turbo-generators, mounted on an unjointed spine. The device is designed to be moored at about 35 ...

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