Triton: Survivability Enhancement of a Multi-Mode Point Absorber


The overall goal of this project was to design and validate a survival mode for the Triton WEC that allows for a reduction in peak loads, while simultaneously allowing for a reduction of capital cost due to the elimination of overdesign to account for uncertainty. In addition, the project sought to carefully understand performance of the design without survival mode engaged under extreme wave conditions so as to better understand how system loads vary and hence determine conditions where survival mode needs to be engaged, thereby allowing for an optimum balance between maximum power capture and acceptable risk within the capabilities of the design.

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DOE Project Name: DE-FOA-0001310: Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability & Survivability
DOE Project Number: EE0007346
DOE Project Lead: William McShane
DOI: 10.15473/1513778
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from September, 2018
Submitted Oct 1, 2018


Oscilla Power, Inc.



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Tim Mundon
Oscilla Power Inc.
Brian Rosenberg
Oscilla Power Inc.


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, wave energy, WEC, survivability, survival configuration, point absorber, design loads, extreme waves, wave, Triton, technology, reduction, peak load, capital cost, maximum power capture, acceptable risk, WEP, Oscilla Power, RPN, risk analysis, multi-mode


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