Testing, Analysis and Control of Wave Dragon, Wave Energy Convertor
The Wave Dragon is a floating overtopping wave energy device, converting the energy in the waves into electrical energy to be exported to the national grid. Since 1998 a 1:50 scale has been tested in the wave basin facilities in Aalborg University. This led to the formation of a European consortium, which constructed and deployed a 1:4.5 scale device in an inland sea in Northern Denmark in 2003. Aalborg University’s Civil Engineering Department operates the device as a field laboratory and have made extensive studies of it. The author has worked on the device and its data at Aalborg University between January 2005 and October 2007.