Wind Turbine Controller to Mitigate Structural Loads on a Floating Wind Turbine Platform: Article No. OMAE-16-1097

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 semisubmersible floating platform designed to be a support structure for a multimegawatt 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-hydro-elastic 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 pages9
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Volume141
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-65990 for related conference paper

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-73542

Keywords

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

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