Wind Turbine Controller to Mitigate Structural Loads on a Floating Wind Turbine Platform: Paper No. OMAE2016-54536

Paul Fleming, Antoine Peiffer, David Schlipf

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the control design work that was performed to optimize the controller of a wind turbine on the WindFloat structure. The WindFloat is a semi-submersible floating platform designed to be a support structure for a multi-megawatt power-generating wind turbine. A controller developed for a bottom-fixed wind turbine configuration was modified for use when the turbine is mounted on the WindFloat platform. This results in an efficient platform heel resonance mitigation scheme. In addition several control modules, designed with a coupled linear model, were added to the fixed-bottom baseline controller. The approach was tested in a fully coupled nonlinear aero-hydroelastic simulation tool in which wind and wave disturbances were modeled. This testing yielded significant improvements in platform global performance and tower-base-bending loading.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Busan, South Korea
Duration: 19 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
CityBusan, South Korea
Period19/06/1624/06/16

Bibliographical note

See NREL/JA-5000-73542 for related journal article

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-65990

Keywords

  • control
  • fixed bottom
  • floating
  • offshore
  • semisubmersible
  • wind energy
  • wind turbine

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