Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tank check-list for wave energy

What type of tank is needed to test a wave energy absorber? Standard tanks for testing ships are a good start, but wave energy has 'special needs'. Here is a check-list of specifications, including a wish-list of features that are nice to have. They are grouped under 7 headings: repeatability, depth, working area, get the waves you want, know the waves you get, get the data you need, don't let scale muck things up.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Cheap, reliable, now

Cheap, reliable, now. You want all 3 things from a new technology. Choose 2.