The Power of the Waves

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October 12, 2009

Chuter improvements and adjustments – test series E, October 5th and 6th 2009 at SeaPower Ltd., Galway.

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This short video shows the newly improved Chuter anchored rather than attached to the tank as before.  Using shoestring equipment like plastic bottles, cistern floats & elastic band the Chuter performance is optimized by varying the centre of buoyancy, anchor point, etc to provide just what is required - alternate slugs of air and water at a speed which matches the wave speed.  As a remarkable bonus the slugs of water land perfectly in phase and in front of the waves at the ideal surfing position.  This latter ability will have beneficial cost implications for the Irish Tube Compressor as it will minimize the tube length.  This result is remarkable as it confirms that the chuter can cut the energetic tops of waves where the forward momentum is at its maximum and then land these same segments of the waves right in front of their respective waves in an ideal surfing position - exactly the best location.
Our verdict? We are very pleased with this performance. Next? Test of the Chuter with a longer tube in a long tank, and test of an alternative design of infeeder that may give us more options”.

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