A comparison of extreme structural responses and fatigue damage of semi-submersible type floating horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines

Zhengshun Cheng, Helge Aagaard Madsen , Wei Chai, Zhen Gao, Torgeir Moan

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Abstract

•A comprehensive comparison of floating HAWTs and VAWTs with different blade number.•Extreme structural responses and fatigue damage are studied.•Both operational and parked conditions are considered.•The merits and disadvantages of floating HAWTs and VAWTs are revealed and highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume108
Pages (from-to)207-219
ISSN0960-1481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Floating wind turbine
  • Horizontal axis wind turbine
  • Vertical axis wind turbine
  • Extreme structural response
  • Fatigue damage

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