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Modeling of an Ocean Wave Energy Harvester for Boats

Grant number: 23/10341-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2023
Effective date (End): August 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Design
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Nicoletti
Grantee:Cássio Augusto Moreira Campos
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Boats are subjected to oscillations imposed by the motion of the ocean waves. This oscillatory motion of the waves makes the boat present oscillations that can be used to generate electric energy and charge the boat batteries. This project aims to numerically model a motion-rectifier mechanism to be used in a boat for this purpose. In this way, the output shaft of the mechanism must present a continuous rotary motion irrespective of the motions of the boat to run an electric generator.

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