Use of concrete as the primary construction material for the pelamis wave energy converter

N. Khosravi, L. Barker, V. O’Donoghue, J. Benzie, M. Newlands (Lead / Corresponding author), R. Jones

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the program of research aimed to investigate the best approach for using concrete as the primary material for Pelamis Wave Energy Converter (WEC). One of the most concentrated renewable energy sources is wave power; but using this valuable source of energy needs further development of technology, as well as cost effective and fast manufacturing processes with flexibility of design for ongoing changes and improvements. Previous feasibility studies have proven that concrete can be considered as one of the main options for achieving this goal however the main challenge in this regard will be ensuring the durability of the proposed concrete structure, irrespective of manufacturing method. This paper introduces the program of research for investigating the use of concrete as the primary material for Pelamis and presents preliminary results of the durability property tests for the concrete mix designs and adhesive joints.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRenewable Energies Offshore - 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2014
    EditorsC. Guedes Soares
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages305-312
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315647852
    ISBN (Print)9781138028715
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 24 Nov 201426 Nov 2014

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2014
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period24/11/1426/11/14

    Keywords

    • Adhesive joints
    • Concretes
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Durability
    • Manufacture
    • Renewable energy resources
    • Software testing
    • Wave power
    • Concrete mix design
    • Durability property
    • Feasibility studies
    • Manufacturing methods
    • Manufacturing process
    • Pelamis Wave Energy Converter;
    • Primary materials
    • Renewable energy source

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