Integrated Design

The design work so far has combined the Stingray device, which has been designed and optimised for hydraulic power take off, with the semi optimised four sided linear VHM machine. The dependency on position of the electrical machine size has hence been demonstrated. The next logical stage is to integrate the VHM and the Stingray at a much earlier stage in the design process and optimise them both simultaneously. Two examples of this are given below.

Figure 7.10 shows the curved stator of a possible linear generator mounted on the Stingray arm interacting with the stationary translator, mounted on the post. The machine will behave in an identical manner as the previous VHM, yet the curved nature of its locus has eliminated the need for a hinged stator.

Figure 7.10: hemispherical flux machine

Alternatively, following the integration through to its natural conclusion, the linear generator can be attached directly to the hydroplane and the arm part of the Stingray could be abandoned altogether. The device, however, would no longer be the Stingray.

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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