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Wave tank experiments on the power capture of a multi-axis wave energy converter. / Zhang, Dahai; Aggidis, George; Wang, Yifei; Gu, Xinxing ; Li, Wei; Chen, Ying.

In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 3, 09.2015, p. 520-529.

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Zhang, D, Aggidis, G, Wang, Y, Gu, X, Li, W & Chen, Y 2015, 'Wave tank experiments on the power capture of a multi-axis wave energy converter', Journal of Marine Science and Technology, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 520-529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00773-015-0306-5

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Zhang, D., Aggidis, G., Wang, Y., Gu, X., Li, W., & Chen, Y. (2015). Wave tank experiments on the power capture of a multi-axis wave energy converter. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 20(3), 520-529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00773-015-0306-5

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Zhang D, Aggidis G, Wang Y, Gu X, Li W, Chen Y. Wave tank experiments on the power capture of a multi-axis wave energy converter. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 2015 Sep;20(3):520-529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00773-015-0306-5

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Zhang, Dahai ; Aggidis, George ; Wang, Yifei ; Gu, Xinxing ; Li, Wei ; Chen, Ying. / Wave tank experiments on the power capture of a multi-axis wave energy converter. In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 520-529.

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