Verification of a Numerical Model of the Offshore Wind Turbine From the Alpha Ventus Wind Farm Within OC5 Phase III

Amy Robertson, Jason Jonkman, Wojciech Popko, Matthias Huhn, Kolja Muller, Matthias Kretschmer, Fabian Vorpahl, Torbjorn Hagen, Christos Galinos, Jean-Baptiste Dreff, Philippe Gilbert, Bertrand Auriac, Francisco Villora, Paul Schunemann, Ilmas Bayati, Marco Belloli, Sho Oh, Yoshitaka Totsuka, Jacob Qvist, Erin BachynskiStian Sorum, Paul Thomassen, Hyunkyoung Shin, Felipe Vittori, Josean Galvan, Climent Molins, Paul Bonnet, Tjeerd van der Zee, Roger Bergua, Kai Wang, Pengcheng Fu, Jifeng Cai, Fabian Wendt

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Abstract

The main objective of the Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Continuation, with Correlation (OC5) project, is validation of aero-hydro-servo-elastic simulation tools for offshore wind turbines (OWTs) through comparison of simulated results to the response data of physical systems. Phase III of the OC5 project analyzes the Senvion 5M wind turbine supported by the OWEC Quattropod from the alpha ventus offshore wind farm. This paper shows results of the verification of the OWT models (code-to-code comparison). A subsequent publication will focus on their validation (comparison of simulated results to measured physical system response data). Based on the available data, the participants of Phase III set up numerical models of the OWT in their simulation tools. It was necessary to verify and to tune these models. The verification and tuning were performed against an OWT model available at the University of Stuttgart - Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) and documentation provided by Senvion and OWEC Tower. A very good match was achieved between the results from the reference SWE model and models set up by OC5 Phase III participants.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period17/06/1822/06/18

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-70878 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-72830

Keywords

  • correlation
  • OC5
  • Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Continuation
  • offshore wind energy
  • offshore wind turbines

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