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Old 24-09-2014, 21:07   #31
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Re: The Missing Link of Power Generation

By the time the wave action was strong enough to produce any appreciable power, you'd have pulled up anchor and moved to someplace where you'd be able to sleep at night.
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Action from waves, swell, wind, current,,.. all impart cyclical loading on the rode. It is possible to convert and store some of that energy.
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a64--seems right to me, too.

How about using the force directly onto a piezoelectric crystal which itself produces the power? No moving parts.
Most of the answers to why these ideas won't work in a practical application are addressed in the Wikipedia article mentioned previously. But using a piezoelectric transducer is a new twist to the technology. You can simplify your initial design by assuming a 100% perfect coupling of energy into the transducer, and concentrating your effort on matching this to any practical power distribution system. That's going to be the tough part.
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This pulsed DC could perhaps be applied, through diodes, directly to the battery bank.
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While you're at it ad the ability to capture lateral water movement also, from tide/current changes and boat traffic. Maybe like the attached or a vertical version in more of a paddle wheel configuration. The possibilities are many, but efficiency needs proving.
The funny thing is, that might be feasible, at lat.s with sufficient tides, if not practical.
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when i figure this out o am using my 1st bazillion dollars to buy each of you a beer.

A64... u get 2 because you are extra smart!

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Hey man... I work cheap... But it's going to take a promise of lifetime beverage supply to entice me...

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FINE! 1 beer and 1 beer nut for each of you...

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I think you where speaking to me or about me? Either way you're right.
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I don't work cheap! I want a 12 pack of Pacifico...

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I don't work cheap! I want a 12 pack of Pacifico...

That works for me. I've met some of the nicest people walking down the dock with a beer. Them me or both.
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