Antonio Jarquin Laguna

Antonio Jarquin Laguna
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Maritime and Transport Technology (M&TT)

PhD

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Education
September 2002 - August 2022
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Field of study
  • Mechanical engineering

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Publications (37)
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To tackle the growing demand for grid-scale energy storage, the ALPHEUS project proposes a novel low-head pumped hydro storage system aimed for coastal application in countries where the topography does not allow for traditional high-head storage. This system consists of a reversible pump-turbine technology with two contra-rotating runners coupled...
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Subsea buoyancy gravity energy storage systems (SBGESS) could take advantage of large water depth to store energy in the form of potential energy. In the proposed system, drum hoists mounted on a semi-submerged support structure simultaneously lift concrete cylinders with hundreds of tonnes and lower floaters with equivalent buoyancy force, which c...
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A crucial part of wave energy converters (WECs) is the power take-off (PTO) mechanism, and PTO sizing has been shown to have a considerable impact on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). However, as a dominating type of PTO system in WECs, previous research pertinent to PTO sizing did not take modeling and optimization of the linear permanent magne...
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The current focus of offshore wind industry and academia lies on regions with strong winds, neglecting areas with mild resources. Photovoltaic’s cost reduction has shown that even mild resources can be harnessed economically, especially where electricity prices are high. Here we study the technical and economic potential of offshore wind power in I...
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Under real sea conditions, floating vertical-axis tidal current turbines experience motions in six degrees of freedom which impact the hydrodynamic performance. In this paper, a 2D freewake vortex panel method (U2DiVA) is adopted as a conservative and time effective tool to assess the hydrodynamic response of an existing floating vertical-axis tida...
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This article presents a preliminary assessment of a subsea buoyancy and gravity energy storage system (SBGESS). The storage device is designed to power an off-grid subsea water injection system to be installed at the Libra oil field in Brazil at 2000 m below sea level. Two 12MW floating wind turbines provide the energy supply. The system performanc...
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A spectral domain model is established to analyze the performance of a recently proposed wave energy concept, namely the adjustable draft point absorber. The non-linear hydrostatic force is incorporated in the spectral domain model. To improve the accuracy of the proposed model, the incident wave elevation is considered in the statistic linearizati...
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Mexico is an attractive candidate for offshore wind energy development due to its geographical location with extensive coasts in the Pacific Ocean and Mexico's Gulf. Although potential offshore wind areas have been geographically assessed, an evaluation of the seasonal variations of the capacity factors has not been considered for the feasibility o...
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The Power TakeOff (PTO) rating of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) is generally much higher than the average extracted power. Scientific literature has indicated that downsizing the PTO capacity to a suitable level is beneficial for improving the techno-economic competitiveness. In this paper, a novel design, namely the adjustable draft system, is pro...
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The power take-off (PTO) system is a main component in wave energy converters (WECs), and it accounts for a notable proportion in the total cost. Sizing the PTO capacity has been proven to be significant to the cost-effectiveness of WECs. In the numerical modeling, the PTO size is normally represented by a force constraint. Therefore, to accurately...
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To counteract a potential reduction in grid stability caused by a rapidly growing share of intermittent renewable energy sources within our electrical grids, large scale deployment of energy storage will become indispensable. Pumped hydro storage is widely regarded as the most cost-effective option for this. However, its application is traditionall...
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The Industry 4.0 concept of a Digital Twin will bring many advantages for wind energy conversion systems, e.g., in condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and the optimisation of control or design parameters. A virtual replica is at the heart of a digital twin. To construct a virtual replica, appropriate modelling techniques must be selected f...
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Desalination is a well-established technology used all over the world to mitigate freshwater scarcity. Wind-powered reverse osmosis plants are one of the most promising alternatives for renewable energy desalination, particularly for coastal areas and islands. Wind energy can satisfy the high energy consumption of desalination while reducing costs...
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Clean water provision is one of the greatest challenges for the human population of the 21st century. One way to overcome this problem is through the desalin-isation of seawater using renewable energy solutions to minimise fossil fuel consumption. However, the cost of producing clean water with renewable energy technology is more expensive when com...
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Downsizing the Power Takeoff (PTO) rating has been proven to be beneficial for decreasing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of wave energy converters (WECs). However, the linear permanent magnet (PM) generator has not yet been modelled and optimized in detail in previous feasibility studies. This paper extends the study of the PTO downsizing to f...
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Currently, the techno-economic performance of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) is not competitive with other renewable technologies. Size optimization could make a difference. However, the impact of sizing on the techno-economic performance of WECs still remains unclear, especially when sizing of the buoy and Power Take-Off (PTO) are considered collec...
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The pan-European power grid is experiencing an increasing penetration of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE). The fluctuating and non-dispatchable nature of VRE hinders them in providing the Ancillary Service (AS) needed for the reliability and stability of the grid. Today’s grid is reliant on synchronous generators. In case of sudden frequency deviati...
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Around 5% of the global offshore oil and gas production is consumed as fuel to power the platforms emitting around 200 million tons of CO2 per year. Adopting renewable energy can increase the oil and gas available for export by reducing internal consumption and opening space for the processing plant. This work presents an improvement to the classic...
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The integration of wind energy to desalinate seawater can address the freshwater scarcity issue and alleviate the environmental impact of desalination. This paper presents the use of the Delft Offshore Turbine, an unconventional wind turbine with hydraulic transmission which can be used to directly drive a seawater reverse osmosis desalination proc...
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Thermal cycling is one of the major reasons for failure in power electronic converters. For submerged tidal turbine converters investigating this failure mode is critical in improving the reliability, and minimizing the cost of energy from tidal turbines. This paper considers a submerged tidal turbine converter which is passively cooled by seawater...
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Typically, oscillating water column (OWC) breakwater design is focused on optimization of efficiency in the design wave regime. However, damage to OWC’s during storms has been a major roadblock to further implementation of OWC technology. Here we compare J-OWC and U-OWC designs, and their behavior under extreme wave conditions. The first phase of t...
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The vertical axis pendulum is a type of point absorber device which can absorb wave energy from a width exceeding the physical width of the device. Mechanical power is harvested from the rotation of the pendulum, in which the pivot point is directly connected to the generator. In this paper, a new concept of the vertical axis pendulum device is pro...
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The integration of renewable energy sources to power seawater desalination is crucial to mitigate CO2 emissions and to face the increasing challenges that are stressing fresh water resources depletion. In particular wind energy is one of the most cost-effective forms of renewable energy with a high potential to reduce the seawater desalination’s en...
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Oscillating-water-column (OWC) devices are a very important type of wave energy converters which have been extensively studied over the years. Although most designs of OWC are based on floating or fixed structures exposed above the surface level, little is known from completely submerged systems which can benefit from reduced environmental loads an...
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Desalination of seawater from renewable energy sources is without doubt an appealing solution to face water scarcity issues in coastal areas. In particular, tidal energy technologies offer high potential to be integrated with existing desalination technologies. This paper contributes to the idea of using a horizontal axis tidal turbine for direct d...
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A centralized approach for electricity generation within a wind farm is explored through the use of fluid power technology. This concept considers a new way of generation, collection and transmission of wind energy inside a wind farm, in which electrical conversion does not occur during any intermediate conversion step before the energy has reached...
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A centralized approach for electricity generation within a wind farm is explored through the use of fluid power technology. This concept considers a new way of generation, collection and transmission of wind energy inside a wind farm, in which electrical conversion does not occur during any intermediate conversion step before the energy has reached...
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The work presented in this thesis explores a new way of generation, collection and transmission of wind energy inside a wind farm, in which the electrical conversion does not occur during any intermediate conversion step before the energy has reached the offshore central platform. A centralized approach for electricity generation is considered thro...
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A centralized approach for electricity generation within a wind farm is explored through the use of fluid power technology. This concept considers a new way of generation, collection and transmission of wind energy inside a wind farm, in which electrical conversion does not occur during any intermediate conversion step before the energy has reached...
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An innovative and completely different wind-energy conversion system is studied where a centralized electricity generation within a wind farm is proposed by means of a hydraulic network. This paper presents the dynamic interaction of two turbines when they are coupled to the same hydraulic network. Due to the stochastic nature of the wind and wake...
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In the pursuit of making wind energy technology more economically attractive, fluid power technology for the transmission of wind energy is being developed by several parties all over the world. This study presents a dynamic model of a fluid power transmission for the variable speed wind turbines and shows a parametric study on the dynamic behaviou...
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The Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) concept for the drive train of offshore wind turbines is to have the rotor shaft directly coupled to an oil-hydraulic pump in the nacelle. The hydraulic motor is located at the base of the turbine tower, where it is coupled to a seawater-hydraulic pump. The pressurized flow of seawater from each turbine converges to...
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This paper presents a mathematical model of an innovative offshore wind turbine with fluid power transmission. The proposed concept is a variable-speed, pitch controlled turbine which differs from conventional technology by using fluid power technology as a medium to transfer the energy from the wind. The final aim is to use several turbines to cen...
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The importance of transient analysis in hydraulic networks has been well recognized due to abrupt changes in flow or pressure introduced by valve closures or component failures. Therefore, accurate and robust numerical models are necessary to analyse the travelling pressure waves as a result of such sudden changes. This paper presents the formulati...
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In this paper the results are presented of experiments to prove an innovative concept for passive torque control of variable speed wind turbines using fluid power technology. It is demonstrated that by correctly configuring the hydraulic drive train, the wind turbine rotor operates at or near maximum aerodynamic efficiency for below rated wind spee...
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Fluid power transmission for wind turbines is quietly gaining more ground/interest. The principle of the various concepts presented so far is to convert aerodynamic torque of the rotor blades into a pressurized fluid flow by means of a positive displacement pump. At the other end of the fluid power circuit, the pressurized flow is converted back to...
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The Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) project is a research project within DUWIND. The main objective of the project is to reduce the costs of offshore wind energy through technical solutions. A defining characteristic of the DOT concept is the fluid power transmission. The next step for the DOT concept is to make a full preliminary design. A helpful to...

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Oil companies are looking for innovative ways to reduce their internal greenhouse gas emissions. One option considered is the adoption of renewable energies in their production facilities. The present research will focus on developing a new energy storage system to enable the renewable energy supply to a subsea oil production system. The first step is selecting the more suitable energy source for the location. This selection process is not obvious because it needs to address different dimensions: technical, social, economic, and environmental. A Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) method was applied to make this selection. The proposed energy storage system combines buoyancy and gravitational energy storage devices installed in a single semi-submerged support structure. The current project includes a basic design of an energy storage system. It will then identify the knowledge gaps related to the selection of energy sources, floaters, weights, and dynamic behaviour. A semi-analytic model will be proposed to describe the pendulum movement of the weights and floaters driven by the coupled cross-flow and in-line vortex-induced vibrations (VIV) in a nonlinear manner.
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ALPHEUS Augmenting grid stability through Low-head Pumped Hydro Energy Utilization & Storage With a growing share of intermittent renewable energy sources grid stability can be maintained, and flexibility enhanced, by applying pumped hydropower energy storage. ALPHEUS will improve reversible pump/turbine (RPT) technology and adjacent civil structures needed to make pumped hydro storage economically viable in shallow seas and coastal environments with flat topography. Three promising technologies will be considered: ● Shaft-driven variable-speed contra-rotating propeller RPT – avoiding guide vanes in a two-way device improves overall efficiency; ● Rim-driven variable-speed contra-rotating propeller RPT – rim driven configuration avoids the complexity of a shaft assembly, decreasing noise, vibrations, switching time, and maintenance costs; ● Positive displacement RPT – fish friendly and seawater-robust, low cost technology. ALPHEUS plans stepwise development, starting by validating current assumptions in the lab and optimizing efficiency with numerical simulations. Based on results, two of these technologies will be chosen and functionality will be demonstrated for working models under realistic circumstances. Finally, a reasoned and quantified assessment of these two technologies will be delivered for further development into full scale prototype. Combining current state-of-the-art and expertise of the partners ALPHEUS expects to reach round-trip RPT efficiency of 0.7 to 0.8. Fatigue resistance of mechanical and civil installations will be addressed, which occur with switching between pumping and turbining modes within 90-120 seconds. ALPHEUS will address environmental aspects, including fish friendliness, scenery and land use, juxtaposed with the ability of decentralized pumped hydro storage to stabilize the grid over a range of timescales and therefore allow higher penetration of intermittent renewable energy supplies. This will result in a methodology for assessing potential sites for pumped low-head and ultra-low head energy storage.