Dynamic Analysis of Wave Energy Generation System by Using Multibody Dynamics

다물체 동역학을 이용한 파력발전기의 동적거동 분석

  • Jang, Jin-Seok (Graduate School of Mechatronics Engineering, Pukyong Nat'l Univ.) ;
  • Sohn, Jeong-Hyun (Dept. of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Pukyong Nat'l Univ.)
  • 장진석 (부경대학교 대학원 메카트로닉스공학과) ;
  • 손정현 (부경대학교 기계자동차공학과)
  • Received : 2011.05.25
  • Accepted : 2011.08.04
  • Published : 2011.12.01


This paper discusses an energy system that can convert wave energy into electrical energy. This wave energy generation system is movable and has 12 arms and one generator. A multibody dynamic model for this system is established by using kinematic constraints. A gear mechanism, several kinematic constraints, and force elements are included in the model. Wave forces are obtained numerically from the time domain formulation based on the Morison equation. The MSC/ADAMS program is employed to carry out dynamic analysis of the wave energy generation system. The dynamic behavior responses of this system are analyzed for design verification. According to the results of the dynamic analysis, the yaw motion is relatively stable and kinetic energy sufficient to generate electrical energy is obtained when the wave height exceeds 1m.


Wave Energy Generation System;Wave Force;Multibody Dynamics;Gear;Dynamic Analysis


Supported by : (주) 그린에너지코리아, 한국과학기술정보연구원


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