Fourth year report on Edinburgh Wave Power Project : Study on mechanisms for extracting power from sea waves (Volume 2)
Jeffrey, David Crighton
Keller, Glenn Jay
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We wanted to understand how ducks behave in extreme conditions. We generated the largest, steepest wave possible in the narrow tank. We varied mounting compliance, position, power take-off and attitude of the model. We measured forces and movements and took sequences of photographs. The data is presented to show some features of the behaviour and to allow further analysis. A continuing problem was to decide when to stop doing the experiments. Every answer posed two more questions.