Experimental Study on New Multi-Column Tension-Leg-Type Floating Wind Turbine

Deep-water regions often have winds favorable for offshore wind turbines, and floating turbines currently show the greatest potential to exploit such winds. This work established proper scaling laws for model tests, which were then implemented in the construction of a model wind turbine with optimally designed blades. The aerodynamic, hydrodynamic, and elastic characteristics of the proposed new multi-column tension-leg-type floating wind turbine (WindStar TLP system) were explored in the wave tank testing of a 1:50 scale model at the State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Tests were conducted under conditions of still water, white noise waves, irregular waves, and combined wind, wave, and current loads. The results established the natural periods of the motion, damping, motion response amplitude operators, and tendon tensions of the WindStar TLP system under different environmental conditions, and thus could serve as a reference for further research. Key words: floating wind turbine, model test, WindStar TLP, dynamic response

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    • Copyright © 2018, Chinese Ocean Engineering Society and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Authors:
    • Zhao, Yong-sheng
    • She, Xiao-he
    • He, Yan-ping
    • Yang, Jian-min
    • Peng, Tao
    • Kou, Yu-feng
  • Publication Date: 2018-4


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  • Accession Number: 01672836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2018 10:03AM