State of the Art in Floating Wind Turbine Design Tools

Andrew Cordle, Jason Jonkman

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the simulation codes available to the offshore wind industry that are capable of performing integrated dynamic calculations for floating offshore wind turbines. It provides a description of the modelling techniques employed by each of the different codes, and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of these methods. A review of the testing and validation activities performed for a number of the design tools is also included. Conclusions are presented about the development needs and future verification activities required for these codes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference21st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period19/06/1124/06/11

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-53315

Keywords

  • Floating wind turbine
  • Integrated design tools
  • Numerical simulation
  • Offshore
  • State of the art
  • Testing
  • Validation

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