CFD Simulations of a Newly Developed Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platform using OpenFOAM

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearch

231 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The development of floating offshore wind farms relies on the efficient design of floating wind turbine platforms. In this paper, we present validations of two-phase flow simulations of the newly developed LIFES50+ OO-Star Wind Floater Semi 10 MW (OO-Star floater) (W. Yu, K. Müller, 2018) using the open source toolbox OpenFOAM. Free decay simulations of the platform are performed and cross-validated against a FAST model (Pegalajar-Jurado, Bredmose, et al., 2018; PegalajarJurado, Madsen, et al., 2018). Further, the forcing on the fixed platform and the loads on the free and moored platform in regular waves are analysed and generally, a very good agreement is seen for the natural frequency, magnitude of
damping and trend of increased damping for larger motion amplitude.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference - University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Conference

Conference21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
LocationUniversity of Adelaide
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period10/12/201813/12/2018

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'CFD Simulations of a Newly Developed Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platform using OpenFOAM'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this