The system includes oscillating water column (OWC), turbine, generator, flywheel, and various other controls features.
The proWAVE software will allow you to conduct:
1. Resource Assessment
View and test locations and its potential for power generation to help feed into financial investment etc
2. Control Strategy
Optimise the control strategy of the airWAVE turbine
3. Create Power Matrix
Develop power matrixes for device sites
Your historical ocean wave data can be presented as an excel file with two columns, wave elevation vs time or as an occurrence matrix based on wave period Tp (sec) and height Hs (m). A pre-defined matrix structure is not required as proWAVE converts the input data into a standardised format for you.
It contains a database of regular and irregular wave histories for various Tp and Hs, therefore all that is required for the prediction of annual energy production for any site is an occurrence matrix related to that site - proWAVE will do the rest.
proWAVE solves a system of differential equations for water elevation inside the OWC, air pressure in the air chamber and the OWC’s structural elevation itself (for the floating product) in real time.
All results are presented graphically in real time and recorded in a file directory. The user is then able to analyse details further in their own time. The OWC and the motion of the waves inside and outside of it are also created into highly realistic animations.