Trip to Newcastle University

On the 27th of October, Adam Stock and Matthew Onslow went on a visit to Newcastle University to meet with Nick Baker and Farrel Asker to discuss the modelling of power take-offs (PTOs). Nick and Farrel’s work primarily consists of finite element analysis of electrical machines, however the discussion revolved…

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HAPiWEC Visit to EWTEC 2023

The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) is a major event in the calendar for most people involved in wave and tidal energy research. After the impact that COVID had on the 2021 event, there was a celebratory atmosphere as HAPiWECers Dr Ally Price, Dr Adam Stock, Dr Brian…

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Developing control structures using visual programming

Among the high-level programming languages are visual languages, which enable users to create computer programs by manipulating graphic elements. Many of these languages are based on the “box and arrows” approach, in which boxes, circles, etc., are treated as objects on the screen connected by arrows, lines, or arcs. Users…

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Future Wind & Marine 2023

PhD student Matthew Onslow attended Future Wind & Marine 2023 on the 17th of March in Glasgow. His PhD is aligned with the HAPiWEC project and is supervised by Adam Stock and David Forehand, Co-Investigators on HAPiWEC and leaders of work packages 2 and 4 respectively. He presented a poster…

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Why the Focus on Energy Capture for Wave Energy?

Over the years there have been many different control approaches for Wave Energy Converters (WECs), from very simple controllers that provide a force proportional to the speed (linear damping) to more complex controllers that contain a detailed model of the WEC within the controller (Model Predictive Control or MPC).  The…

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SuperGen ORE Hub Autumn Assembly 2022

Adam Stock and Ally Price attended the SuperGen ORE Hub Autumn Assembly in Oxford earlier this year, below are some of their take aways from the event. Deborah Greaves (Plymouth) – reported on the EPSRC project ‘Flexible responsive systems in wave energy’. They plan to invite collaborators to simulate their…

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MORE / COER Wave Energy Control Workshop

Two HAPiWECers, Adam Stock and Ally Price, attended the MORE / COER Wave energy control workshop in April this year. The conference is usually held in Ireland (COER) and this year was hosted in Turin, Italy by their close collaborators MORE. Being the first international conference for both of us…

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HAPiWEC

Welcome to the web page for the EPSRC funded project “Holistic Advanced Prototyping and Interfacing for Wave Energy Coverters” or HAPiWEC. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh. This website will be updated in due course!

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