Wave power plant


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Wave power plant // 2004842

Wave power plant // 2004839

Wave energy plant // 2286476

FIELD: wave-energy-to-electric-power conversion.

SUBSTANCE: proposed wave energy plant has supporting frame with vertical guides, float installed for vertical reciprocation that accommodates ratchet gears provided with coaxial central holes, shaft passed though these holes and fixed in supporting frame to laminar screw section whose top and bottom parts are twisted in opposition and contact ratchet gears disposed in cylindrical casing with through holes; it also has electric generator. Float is mounted for displacement along vertical guides and has inertial member disposed inside for rotation and displacement together with float; inertial member contacts inner surface of float casing through rollers. Cylindrical casing is joined with inertial member; electric generator is disposed within supporting frame and kinematically coupled through extensible joint between inertial member and drum installed for joint rotation with the latter and with gear transmission.

EFFECT: enhanced power output of wave energy plant generator.

1 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: machine building.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the power industry field, in particular electrogenerating installations using sea waves energy. Pulse wave energy converter contains movable multilink structure consisting of modules with local energy-transducer implemented in the form of movable connected one relative to other floating blocks with winding, condensing installation and rectifying installation. Modules are outfitted by electromagnets with detachable core and located on it magnetised and power winding. Magnetising windings are directly or through adjusting resistor are connected to common buses. Power winding are connected to them through rectifying installation. Buses are connected to condensing installation. Components of detachable core are connected to adjoining blocks.

EFFECT: simplification of design; increasing of coefficient of efficiency by means of self-optimise of operation mode.

3 dwg

FIELD: electric engineering.

SUBSTANCE: plant comprises buoy, autonomous electrical source and recharging power device with mechanism of its connection to source, inertial piston arranged with the possibility of reciprocal motion up and down due to vertical movements of buoy under action of water surface oscillations and spring shock absorbers. Output of device via mechanism of connection is connected to input of source. Plant is equipped with air turbine, for instance Wells turbine, and air-conducting tubes. Inside buoy there are the following components arranged - source in the form of capacitance molecular accumulator of energy on the basis of double-layer capacitor and recharging device, including DC generator with relay-voltage controller. Its rotor is rigidly connected to blade wheel of turbine, and mechanism of rotation with air reservoir of cylindrical shape, inside of which there is a piston arranged as fixed on top and bottom inside reservoir body with the help of shock absorbers. In lower and upper part of reservoir there are holes arranged, to which tubes are fixed rigidly, and their location provides for motion of air flow to blades of turbine wheel, caused by oscillating reciprocal movements of piston.

EFFECT: simplified technical design of wave power plants, increased reliability, durability and simplification of their operation.

1 dwg

Sea ice buoy // 2399546

FIELD: transport.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to floating navigation equipment intended for buoyage of the waterway and prevention of navigation threats in autumn-winter and spring periods. Sea buoy comprises streamline body divided by watertight baffles into compartments, LED optical hardware arranged in buoy head part, stabilizing ballast secured on buoy tail and self-contained power supply arranged in buoy body tail compartment. Self-contained power supply represents inertial power producing unit arranged inside buoy body. Said power plant comprises capacitative molecular electric power accumulator (two-layer capacitor), accumulator charging device comprising DC generator, voltage relay-generator with its rotor rigidly jointed with turbine blade (for example, Wells turbine), turbine wheel drive, cylindrical air chamber rigidly secured to tail compartment upper bulkhead. Said air chamber accommodates inertial piston rigidly connected by spring dampers to air chamber top and bottom. Said dampers have hole to receive two air tubes for compressed air to pass from air chamber to turbine wheel blades.

EFFECT: higher reliability, longer life, simplified operation.

1 dwg

FIELD: power industry.

SUBSTANCE: wave structure 1 of water surface is used as primary source. In the section of the specified surface area of the above structure 1 there arranged is conversion system (CS) 2 on the basis at least of two discrete modules in the form of linear electromagnetic transducers 3 including relatively movable electrically insulated winding 4 and magnetic system 5, 51 with positive buoyancy, which is located inside it. Electromagnetic transducers 3 are integrated to CS 2 by means of mechanical communications. Mechanical communications are formed in the form of rigid volume wave-permeable grid structure 7 with positive buoyancy, which is structurally managed with possibility of providing minimum vertical movement relative to central plane 8 of wave structure 1. Electrically insulated winding 4 in each module is rigidly fixed in vertical seats of grid structure 7 so that wave permeability of this winding 4 is provided. Positive buoyancy of magnetic system 5, 51 in each module is managed by means of kinematic communication of its upper part with float 6. For that purpose, float 6 is arranged with possibility of location at least of its upper part in the area of wave structure 1 of water surface. Wave energy plant is provided for method's implementation. The construction is simplified owing to necessary fixture of each discrete module of energy system relative to the water reservoir bottom, providing current collection from virtually fixed elements of discrete modules.

EFFECT: increasing efficiency.

18 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: power industry.

SUBSTANCE: device for electric power generation due to water surface sloshing contains mechanical wave energy converter 3 connected kinematically with electric generator 6 in floated hull 2. Device is equipped with potential energy storage unit 4, self-oscillating unit 5 with escapement and gear systems. Mechanical wave energy converter 3 is connected through one gear system to potential energy storage unit 4 limited by drive gears and spinning spring fixed on it; through another gear system it is connected to self-oscillating unit 5 with escapement that transfers rotational torque to drive gear on shaft of electric generator 6.

EFFECT: design allowing conversion of wave and tide energy into electric power by reasonable method and provision of its uniform production.

7 dwg

FIELD: transport.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to floating navigation equipment, particularly, to buoy intended for buoyage and marking definite waterway risks. Navigation buoy comprises streamlined sealed housing divided by waterproof baffles into compartments, light-optical hardware built around LEDs arranged at buoy head section, and stabilisation ballast. Cylindrical container is arranged inside said housing to accommodate the rod displacing in guides secured to said container along its axis and provided with stabilisation ballast secured to rod end. Thrust flange is rigidly attached to said rod to rest upon spring arranged between on of rod guides and thrust flange. Rotor with permanent magnets of linear electric generator is fitted on rod at the center. Linear generator stator is secured at cylindrical container inner surface. Stator winding is connected to input of charging device. Charging device output is connected to storage battery supplying light-optical hardware. In compliance with the second version, stabilisation ballast is attached to cylindrical container. One end of the rod is secured to buoy sealed housing. Thrust flange is rigidly secured at the rod. Spring is fitted atop the rod between upper guide and thrust flange.

EFFECT: simplified design, higher power supply.

2 cl, 3 dwg

Wave generator // 2534335

FIELD: power industry.

SUBSTANCE: float-type wave generator includes a frame 1 having coaxial central holes 18, a float 3 with a stock 2 attached to it and having a longitudinal slot with a retainer 13 located in it and preventing possible rotation of the stock 2 about the vertical axis, a horizontal platform 4 with arranged flat magnets 5, which is kinematically connected to the float 3 with a possibility of back-and-forth movement, a housing 9 with a rotor 10 installed in it, a flange 11 rotating together with the rotor 10, a frame 6 with a winding 8 made around it, posts 16 attached to the frame 1 and made together with prismatic guides 17. A lower part of the platform 4 has a shape of a hollow cylinder with shaped elements forming a periodic profile 21 of a variable curvature and is in constant contact to rollers 12 installed on the flange 11. The stock 2 consists of cylindrical and screw parts. The magnets 5 are combined into straight-line sections located parallel to each other.

EFFECT: providing effective generation of electric energy; reducing the cost of generated electric energy and increasing the service life.

2 dwg

Wave energy plant // 2539410

FIELD: power generation.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to hydropower and is intended for converting wave energy into electric power. The wave energy plant comprises a frame 1, a cover 7, a buoy 3, a rod 2 attached to the buoy, the said rod having a cylindrical and a helical part, a latching device 13 which prevents rotation of the rod around the vertical axis, a housing 9 mounted on the frame 1, the said housing having inside it a rotor 10, which converts back-and-forth motion of the rod into the rotary motion of the rotor and a flange 11 having rollers 12. The rollers 12 are constantly in contact with the bottom part of a platform 4, kinematically linked to the buoy 3. The platform 4 is a hollow cylinder having shaped elements in it, which form a periodic profile of a variable curvature. Flat magnets 5 which are merged into straight sections are attached to the top part of the platform 4, the said magnets being aligned parallel to each other to allow vertical back-and-forth motion relative to guides 19 and a frame 6, around which there is a winding 8 and mounted on posts 18, mounted on the top part of the frame 1.

EFFECT: invention is aimed at providing the efficient generation of electric power, reduce the cost of the generated power and prolong service life.

2 dwg

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a generator for energy generation. Generator (100) includes floating platform (1) adapted for partial submersion into fluid medium, mast (2) located on platform (1) and containing at least one wind generator (3), at least one first energy storage device and one converter. Generator (1) also includes at least one system for storage and conversion of mechanical energy. At least one system for storage and conversion of mechanical energy includes at least one rechargeable mechanical storage battery (14), at least one balance arm (12) with a flywheel, which is connected to storage battery (14), and a device for conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy. Wave motion or flow of fluid medium, into which platform (1) is submerged, determines oscillating movement of platform (1), mast (2) and at least one balance arm (12) for charging of storage battery (14), which in its turn outputs the energy generated by its movement to the mechanical energy conversion device.

EFFECT: invention is aimed at improvement of energy generation efficiency.

16 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: power engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for conversion of wave energy into electric energy. Proposed converter contains mechanically coupled fixed post, float chambers, frame, shaft, step-up gear and electric generator. Moreover, converter additionally contains relatively interacting second shaft, first and second gears and at least two motion converters. First and second gears are fixed on corresponding shafts and engage with each other. Each motion converter has vertical rod installed for vertical vibration on upper end of which first block is installed, and on lower end, third sprocket engaging with first and second float chambers. First and second overrunning clutches with sprockets are installed on shafts and they engage through first and second chains with third sprocket.

EFFECT: increased efficiency.

8 cl, 7 dwg

Wave power plant // 2316670

FIELD: power engineering.

SUBSTANCE: proposed plant is designed for converting energy of waves into electric energy. Proposed plant contains vertical support secured on bottom, rocking rod installed on support for rotation around axis of support, float secured on one of rod ends. Float is provided with intake bottom hole and outlet top hole, both provided with remote controlled valves, and electric generator. Upper end of support remains under water at any possible magnitudes of waves. Wave magnitude sensor is connected with remote controlled valves, float is connected to pneumatic line connected with pressure source, rocking rod is connected with pump which is connected by pipeline with accumulator of hydropotential energy on shore, electric generator is located on shore and is coupled with hydraulic turbine connected with accumulator of hydropotential energy. Plant changes to safe mode of operation owing to filling of float with water at excess of magnitudes waves determined by corresponding wave magnitude sensor.

EFFECT: provision of reliable and long operation.

9 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: engines and pumps.

SUBSTANCE: device exploiting the wave energy incorporates a support with openings for water overflowing and a frame furnished with storm pumps, the extreme of which, incorporating discharge valves, communicate via a pipe with a receiver and curvilinear deflector connected to the pumps rods, the deflector being made in the form of a float with its concave surface facing the incoming wave, a balancer arranged opposite to deflector on the frame mounted to rotate about a horizontal axis laying between the balancer and deflector and a working pump fitted on the support with its rod coupled via transfer mechanism with the frame. The support front incorporates a wave killer made in the form of a prism, its apex directed towards the wave, and arranged to vertically move on along the support. The wave killer height makes half the height of the support. The medium storm pump has a branch pipe communicating via the pipe with the receiver and used a the deflector pusher. Storm pumps incorporate openings allowing the piston back free stroke.

EFFECT: simpler design and higher reliability.

1 dwg

FIELD: engineering industry.

SUBSTANCE: device can be used in water power engineering. Closed floating casing is installed on supports so that it can rotate. To inner surface of the casing attached are solenoids wherein located are ferromagnetic pins. Rod is located inside the casing and is connected with ferromagnetic pins. Casing's rotation axis is located at an angle to rod axis. Rod is installed on rollers and spring-loaded on both ends. Casing is equipped with current-collecting elements and vane propeller.

EFFECT: providing the specified value of travel and uniform speed of movement of ferromagnetic pins in solenoids at various wave amplitudes using wave advance energy.

2 dwg

Wave power plant // 2345244

FIELD: engines and pumps.

SUBSTANCE: invention is related to hydraulic engineering. Wave power plant comprises body placed on supports, solenoids fixed inside body and ferromagnetic rods installed in solenoids. Body is installed on shaft with the possibility of rotation. External surface of body is arranged as circular-cylindrical with blades in the form of double-threaded Archimedean screw and is equipped with current-collecting elements. Solenoids are arranged as annular, are oriented and fixed in planes that are perpendicular to shaft longitudinal axis. Ferromagnetic rods are arranged in the form of tore and are equipped with rollers. Length of body is accepted as equal to at least half of wave length.

EFFECT: provision of electric power generation stability.

2 dwg

FIELD: engines and pumps.

SUBSTANCE: invention is related to float pump units in power systems based on float pumps, in which water motion is used for transportation of gas, liquid and their combinations from one place to another. Float pump comprises float having controlled volume, which is arranged with the possibility of return displacement under effect of waves, piston installed with the possibility of sliding inside piston cylinder and connected to float. Piston is arranged with the possibility of return displacement in the first direction and second direction under effect of float motion. Piston moves in the second direction for suction of working fluid medium into piston cylinder and moves in the first direction for removal of working medium from piston cylinder.

EFFECT: creation of environmentally safe, highly efficient, low cost devices for power generation.

27 cl, 30 dwg, 4 tbl

FIELD: power industry.

SUBSTANCE: wave electric power station intended for being installed on or in the sea or lake, for power generation includes floating construction and at least one floating body 1 which is moved vertically in relation to floating construction and is connected to the aforesaid construction through power transmission device. Floating construction includes a deck which is supported in fact with vertical supports. Supports have a pontoon functioning as damper and adapted for being arranged below water level. Deck, supports and pontoon comprise the space within which floating body 1 or bodies are located. In fact, pontoons have square section with oblique angles and with width which is more than height so that the floating construction is essentially fixed relative to still water level.

EFFECT: increasing output energy of wave electric power station.

17 cl, 17 dwg

FIELD: power engineering.

SUBSTANCE: wave power plant comprises vessel with electric generator installed in it, rotor connected to the latter with vertical axis of rotation, with horizontal blades. Between the latter vertical blades are installed with serial alternation of vertical and horizontal ones. Blades are installed in plane of undisturbed surface of water so that the latter is plane of symmetry for them.

EFFECT: increased efficiency of wave power plant operation by increase of share of wave kinetic energy transformed by plant into mechanical energy of rotary shaft.

4 dwg