The work on development of wave energy converters (WECs) typically involves intensive laboratory model testing in wave tanks and/or flumes at the earlier stages, and intensive testing and monitoring of prototypes in real seas at later stages. When working with optimization of the power performance of a wave energy converter, the control hereof, via the power take-off system is of paramount importance.
In May 2016 the Wave Energy Research Group at Aalborg University (AAU), Department of Civil Engineering, will offer a Ph.D. course running over 6 days in Aalborg.
The course covers:
• General introduction, experimental modelling and testing
• Theoretical approach to advanced WEC control
• Implementation of advanced WEC control in experimental models
For more details about the course and the registration process, please visit: