Seminar - Douglas Rogers - Making wave and tidal power work in the real world
Wednesday 15 November 2006, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
Douglas Rogers MA (oxon)
Control and systems manager
Edinburgh Designs Ltd
This talk will start with illustrations of the early work on wave power design, with particular emphasis on the Edinburgh Duck devices, mentioning the growing awareness of the point absorber effect at that time, and the realization that devices need to be in deep water offshore.
It will then cover the development of the Pelamis wave machine, through tank testing and on to the full scale prototype, giving a personal account of making this process work.
Finally it will illustrate the design ideas currently emerging for tidal and wave power, including the growing debate about the size of the tidal resource before provide information on our own approach to tidal stream power generation.