A coupled floating offshore wind turbine analysis with high-fidelity methods

Leble, V. and Barakos, G.N. (2016) A coupled floating offshore wind turbine analysis with high-fidelity methods. Energy Procedia, 94, pp. 523-530. (doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.09.229)

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This paper presents results of numerical computations for floating off-shore wind turbines using, as an example, a machine of 10-MW rated power. The hydrodynamic loads on the support platform are computed using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method, which is mesh-free and represents the water and floating structures as a set of particles. The aerodynamic loads on the rotor are computed using the Helicopter Multi-Block ow solver. The method solves the Navier-Stokes equations in integral form using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for time-dependent domains with moving boundaries. The motion of the floating off-shore wind turbine is computed using a Multi-Body Dynamic Model of rigid bodies and frictionless joints. Mooring cables are modelled as a set of springs and dampers. The loosely coupled algorithm used in this work is described in detail and the obtained results are presented.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Presented at the 13th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference (Deepwind 2016), Trondheim, Norway 20 - 22 January 2016
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Leble, Mr Vladimir
Authors: Leble, V., and Barakos, G.N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Energy Procedia
Published Online:13 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 94: 523-530
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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