Short-crestedness effect on the dynamic response of offshore floating wind turbines

Li, Liang and Liu, Yuanchuan (2021) Short-crestedness effect on the dynamic response of offshore floating wind turbines. Ships and Offshore Structures. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1754-212X (https://doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2021.1985822)

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Abstract

In practice, the ocean waves are short-crested and three-dimensional. The primary objective of the present research is to form a better understanding of the dynamics of offshore floating wind turbines in multi-directional waves. The short-crested waves are modelled using a spreading exponent function. The wave directionality effect on the dynamic performance of a semisubmersible offshore floating wind turbine is studied. In short-crested waves, the longitudinal response is reduced whereas the lateral response is amplified. The tower base fore-aft bending moment and the mooring line tension force are reduced. In the meanwhile, the fatigue damages of critical points at the tower base are also reduced. It is concluded that short-crestedness is beneficial to the structural integrity. The present research reveals the importance of wave short-crestedness effect on the performance of offshore floating wind turbines.

ORCID iDs

Li, Liang ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8528-3171 and Liu, Yuanchuan;