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Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves.

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Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves. / McCabe, A. P.; Aggidis, George A.

In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 223, No. Number, 2009, p. 773-781.

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McCabe, AP & Aggidis, GA 2009, 'Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves.', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, vol. 223, no. Number, pp. 773-781. https://doi.org/10.1243/09576509JPE751

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McCabe, A. P., & Aggidis, G. A. (2009). Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 223(Number), 773-781. https://doi.org/10.1243/09576509JPE751

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McCabe AP, Aggidis GA. Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 2009;223(Number):773-781. https://doi.org/10.1243/09576509JPE751

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McCabe, A. P. ; Aggidis, George A. / Optimum mean power output of a point-absorber wave energy converter in irregular waves. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 2009 ; Vol. 223, No. Number. pp. 773-781.

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