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 Jing Zhao,Liang Zhang and Haitao Wu.Motion Performance and Mooring System of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2012,(3):328-334.[doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1140-3]
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Motion Performance and Mooring System of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine


Motion Performance and Mooring System of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine
Jing Zhao Liang Zhang and Haitao Wu
Jing Zhao Liang Zhang and Haitao Wu
Institute of Ocean Renewable Energy System, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
floating offshore wind turbine semi-submersible platform platform motion mooring dynamics mooring system
The development of offshore wind farms was originally carried out in shallow water areas with fixed (seabed mounted) structures. However, countries with limited shallow water areas require innovative floating platforms to deploy wind turbines offshore in order to harness wind energy to generate electricity in deep seas. The performances of motion and mooring system dynamics are vital to designing a cost effective and durable floating platform. This paper describes a numerical model to simulate dynamic behavior of a new semi-submersible type floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) system. The wind turbine was modeled as a wind block with a certain thrust coefficient, and the hydrodynamics and mooring system dynamics of the platform were calculated by SESAM software. The effect of change in environmental conditions on the dynamic response of the system under wave and wind loading was examined. The results indicate that the semi-submersible concept has excellent performance and SESAM could be an effective tool for floating wind turbine design and analysis.


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Supported by the 111 Project under Grant No.B07019, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.50979020.
Last Update: 2012-09-05