Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
This volume will prove of vital interest to those studying the use of renewable resources. It presents physical and mathematical descriptions of the nine generic wave energy conversion techniques, along with their uses and performance characteristics, plus several electro-mechanical energy conversion techniques and worked examples. 1981 edition.
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