Outlining a Design Process for a Winch- Based Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Duraisamy, Rimmie; Andersson, Kjell
Institution: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Section: Innovative Process Development
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.21
A product development process can help in understanding of the complex system dynamics involved in the designing of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC). Identification of the key risks and uncertainties at the early stages of design is crucial. A systematic and value analysis design approach provides an effective way to develop a successive product in a cost effective manner. In this paper, a preliminary design process for development of a winch based point absrober WEC is suggested.
Keywords: Winch based point absorbers (WBPA), Wave Energy Converters (WEC), systematic design, value analysis approach, function structure, product developemt process