CFD investigation of a complete floating offshore wind turbine

Leble, V. and Barakos, G. N. (2016) CFD investigation of a complete floating offshore wind turbine. In: Ostachowicz, W., McGugan, M., Schröder-Hinrichs, J.-U. and Luczak, M. (eds.) MARE-WINT: New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology. Springer International Publishing, pp. 277-308. ISBN 9783319390949 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-39095-6_17)

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This chapter presents numerical computations for floating offshore wind turbines for a machine of 10-MW rated power. The rotors were computed using the Helicopter Multi-Block flow solver of the University of Glasgow that solves the Navier-Stokes equations in integral form using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for time-dependent domains with moving boundaries. Hydrodynamic loads on the support platform were computed using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method. This method is mesh-free, and represents the fluid by a set of discrete particles. The motion of the floating offshore 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. All solvers were validated separately before coupling, and the loosely coupled algorithm used is described in detail alongside the obtained results.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Results were obtained using the EPSRC funded ARCHIE-WeSt High Performance Computer ( EPSRC grant no. EP/K000586/1.
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
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
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