Comparing Sources of Damping of Cross-Wind Motion

Niels Jacob Tarp-Johansen, Christian Mørch, Lars Andersen, Erik Damgaard Christensen, Sten Tronæs Frandsen

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    Cross-wind vibrations due to wave loading misaligned with the wind causes fatigue known to be design driving for support structures of large turbines offshore increasing fatigue loads notably compared to the along-wind fatigue. The small amount of damping assumed for cross-wind motion in current practise plays a key role in this. The questions are: does more damping exist and is one of the sources of damping the main contributor allowing for site-independent guidelines. The aim of this paper is to address these issues. It is demonstrated that tower dampers are important in order to tackle the excessive cross-wind vibrations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Offshore Wind 2009 : Conference & Exhibition
    PublisherThe European Wind Energy Association
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe European Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 14 Sep 200916 Sep 2009


    ConferenceThe European Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition


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