This projects aims to develop tailored control laws for WECs based on Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs), a class of deformable PTO systems based on rubber-like materials featuring low cost and a simple layout. The peculiar non-linear electro-elastic response of these devices, as well as the architecture of its power electronics, raise the need for dedicated control strategies specifically built upon DEG-based WECs requirements.

 

The final report is now available in the Library. Note non-members will have to register.