First problem announced for the energy systems and mathematical science study group, 5-7 December
The first problem that will be tackled at a forthcoming energy systems and mathematical science study group has been announced.
A curious fluid resonance in a sloped channel on a wave energy converter
Mocean¬†Energy is an Edinburgh-based company developing a wave energy converter (WEC), which converters energy in ocean waves into electricity.¬† The dynamics of the system are complex, including multiple, coupled degrees-of-freedom and frequency-dependent forces.
We believe that the optimisation has stumbled upon a phenomenon caused by the wave channels that creates a wave resonance, which may (or may not) be trapped mode.¬† We would like a linear mathematical model that is relevant to our conditions.
If you are a researcher working in a UK university who would like to get your work on this problem, please visit the ICMS page here.
A second problem titled ‘A Marine Propulsion Control System: Holy Grail or Maths‚Äô is being worked up and will be detailed shortly.
The problems will be discussed at the three-day study group from 5-7 December at ICMS in Edinburgh.¬† If you are interested in taking part, either as a researcher or as a representative of an organisation in energy systems wanting access to some of the brightest minds in mathematical sciences, visit the ICMS page here.