V-shaped semisubmersible offshore wind turbine subjected to misaligned wave and wind

Karimirad, Madjid; Michailides, Constantine
March 2016
Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy;2016, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p023305-1
Academic Journal
The dynamic behavior of the V-shaped semisubmersible offshore wind turbine subjected to misaligned wave and wind loads in operational conditions is presented in this paper. During the life time of an offshore wind turbine, wave and wind can be misaligned which may affect the dynamic response and as a result the functionality of the floating wind turbine. Especially for asymmetric floating structures such as the V-shaped semisubmersible, the misalignment of the wave and wind may result in unexpected behavior. In the present study, integrated aero-hydro-servo-elastic analysis for coupled mooring-floater-turbine is carried out in order to investigate possible effects under misaligned wave and wind conditions. For misaligned wave and wind conditions, the wave-induced as well as the wave-wind-induced motions, tension of mooring lines, and functionality of the turbine such as power production, rotational speed, and controller actions like blade-pitch-angle are studied and presented. The results show that the V-shaped semisubmersible offshore wind turbine is not affected in an undesirable way by the misaligned wave and wind loads in operational conditions and can be considered as enough robust in such environmental conditions. Also, the functionality and power production of the current concept is not affected by the misalignment of the wave and wind. The wave-induced responses of the V-shaped floating wind turbine are relatively small compared to wave-wind-induced responses. The dynamic responses of the V-shaped semisubmersible offshore wind turbine in coupled wave-wind-induced analyses are mainly dominated by the wind loads effects.


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