1 Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark2 Dynamical systems, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark3 Geometry, Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark4 Scientific Computing, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark5 Aalborg University6 Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark7 University of Southern Denmark8 Joltech
Technical report from ESGI-83 workshop in industrial mathematics 2011
We consider a recently proposed gyroscopic device for conversion of mechanical ocean wave energy to electrical energy. Two models of the device derived from standard engineering mechanics from the literature are analysed, and a model is derived from analytical mechanics considerations. From these models, estimates of the power production, eciency, forces and moments are made. We nd that it is possible to extract a signicant amount of energy from an ocean wave using the described device. Further studies are required for a full treatment of the device.