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Professor Emeritus Johannes Falnes Has a extensive list of Books on wave power plant research here.

Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

Michael E. McCormick, Paperback: ISBN-10: 0486462455 | ISBN-13: 978-0486462455 | Publication Date: September 19, 2007. Publisher: Dover Publications

Hardcover: ISBN-10: 047108543X | ISBN-13: 978-0471085430 | Publication Date: October 1981. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Book Description, 1981 edition:

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.


Ocean Wave Energy: Current Status and Future Prespectives

Joao Cruz (Springer)

Paperback: ISBN-10: 3642094317 | ISBN-13: 978-3642094316 | Publication Date: November 23, 2010

Hardcover: ISBN-10: 3540748946 | ISBN-13: 978-3540748946 | Publication Date: February 13, 2008

From the Back Cover:

The authors of this reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to machines that convert wave power in electricity. Additionally, an historical review, state of the art of modern systems, a full scale prototype experience, and future perspectives are given. The authors are recognised researchers, and their contributions give an overall perspective of the state of the art of different technologies. The book does not intend to point to a specific technology; the market will be responsible for that. The main motivation to compile these texts is to provide, both to academia and industry, a first contact with the current status of wave energy conversion technologies, hopefully inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.


Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems: Linear Interactions Including Wave-Energy Extraction

Johannes Falnes. (Cambridge University Press)

Paperback: ISBN-10: 0521017491 | ISBN-13: 978-0521017497 | Publication Date: July 7, 2005.

Hardcover: ISBN: 0-521-78211-2. Publication Date: 2002.

Book Description:

This book examines the interaction between ocean waves and oscillating systems. Topics covered include the background mathematics of oscillations, gravity waves on water, the dynamics of wave-body interactions, and the absorption of wave energy by oscillating bodies. Linear algebra, complex numbers, differential equations, and Fourier transformation are utilized as bases for the analysis, and each chapter ends with problems. While the book's focus is on linear theory, the practical application of energy storage and transport is interwoven throughout. Graduate students and researchers will find it an excellent source of wave energy theory and application. A solutions manual is available for instructors.


Ocean, Tidal, and Wave Energy: Power from the Sea

Lynn Peppas (Crabtree Publishing Company)

ISBN-10: 0778729338 | ISBN-13: 978-0778729334 1 edition (March 2008)

Reading level: Ages 10 and up. 32 pages Paperback.


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