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Modeling and control of the "C-Plane" ocean current turbine

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2003
Summary:
The "C-Plane" is a submerged ocean current turbine that uses sustained ocean currents to produce electricity. This turbine is moored to the sea floor and is capable of changing depth, as the current profile changes, to optimize energy production. A 1/30th scale physical prototype of the C-Plane is being developed and the analysis and control of this prototype is the focus of this work. A mathematical model and dynamic simulation of the 1/30th scale C-Plane prototype is created to analyze this vehicle's performance, and aid in the creation of control systems. The control systems that are created for this prototype each use three modes of operation and are the Mixed PID/Bang Bang, Mixed LQR/PID/Bang Bang, and Mixed LQG/PID/Bang Bang control systems. Each of these controllers is tested using the dynamic simulation and Mixed PID/Bang Bang controller proves to be the most efficient and robust controller during these tests.
Title: Modeling and control of the "C-Plane" ocean current turbine.
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Name(s): VanZwieten, James H.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Driscoll, Frederick R., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 155 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The "C-Plane" is a submerged ocean current turbine that uses sustained ocean currents to produce electricity. This turbine is moored to the sea floor and is capable of changing depth, as the current profile changes, to optimize energy production. A 1/30th scale physical prototype of the C-Plane is being developed and the analysis and control of this prototype is the focus of this work. A mathematical model and dynamic simulation of the 1/30th scale C-Plane prototype is created to analyze this vehicle's performance, and aid in the creation of control systems. The control systems that are created for this prototype each use three modes of operation and are the Mixed PID/Bang Bang, Mixed LQR/PID/Bang Bang, and Mixed LQG/PID/Bang Bang control systems. Each of these controllers is tested using the dynamic simulation and Mixed PID/Bang Bang controller proves to be the most efficient and robust controller during these tests.
Identifier: 9780496179176 (isbn), 12980 (digitool), FADT12980 (IID), fau:9848 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Marine turbines--Automatic control
Ocean energy resources
Marine turbines--Mathematical models
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