Dynamics of a parametric rotating pendulum under a realistic wave profile

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  • Tatiana Andreeva
  • P Alevras
  • Arvid Naess
  • Daniil Yurchenko

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  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Stochastic dynamics of a rotating pendulum is investigated upon the development of a novel wave energy converter. A dependency of the pendulum’s rotational potential on the wave profile is studied. The latter is modeled using a non-harmonic periodic function with a sharp or bent crest. It has been shown that the sharp wave profile significantly deteriorates the rotational potential of the parametric pendulum, so that the system becomes non-rotational even in the primary parametric resonance zone.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Dynamics and Control
Issue number2
Early online date19 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • heaving motion, Narrow band process, Parametric pendulum, Parametric resonance, Random phase modulations, Wave energy, Wave profile