Numerical Prediction of Experimentally Observed Behavior of a Scale Model of an Offshore Wind Turbine Supported by a Tension-Leg Platform: Preprint

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Abstract

Realizing the critical importance the role physical experimental tests play in understanding the dynamics of floating offshore wind turbines, the DeepCwind consortium conducted a one-fiftieth-scale model test program where several floating wind platforms were subjected to a variety of wind and wave loading condition at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands wave basin. This paper describesthe observed behavior of a tension-leg platform, one of three platforms tested, and the systematic effort to predict the measured response with the FAST simulation tool using a model primarily based on consensus geometric and mass properties of the test specimen.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Offshore Technology Conference - Houston, Texas
Duration: 6 May 20139 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Offshore Technology Conference
CityHouston, Texas
Period6/05/139/05/13

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-57615

Keywords

  • aero-hydro-servo-elastic simulation
  • model validation
  • offshore floating wind turbine
  • tank
  • tension leg platform
  • testing
  • wave
  • wind

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