Performance of Tuned Mass Dampers for Vibration Reduction in a TLP Floating Wind Turbine

Yi-Pin Wang, Yong-Sheng Zhao, Yan-Ping He, Zhi-Yu Jiang, Zhao-Long Han, Wen-Gang Mao, Yan-Lin Shao

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Abstract

Tension leg platform (TLP) floating wind turbines (FWTs) experience high-amplitude, dynamic structural vibrations under complex loading conditions. Tuned mass dampers (TMDs) are a simple yet effective means to reduce such loadings. This work focuses on load reduction by TMDs for the WindStar TLP system, and optimizes the TMDs' parameters in a parametric study. Dynamic analysis then assesses FWTs with and without a TMD in a selected set of load cases. Results show that optimized TMD can reduce nacelle acceleration by up to 20%, especially in extreme conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirtieth (2020) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Publication date2020
Pages406-414
Article numberISOPE-I-20-1184
ISBN (Print)978-1-880653-84-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2020) - Virtual event, Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2020)
LocationVirtual event
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period11/10/202016/10/2020
SeriesProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN1098-6189

Keywords

  • Floating wind turbine (FWT)
  • Tension leg platform
  • Structural vibration control
  • Tuned mass damper (TMD)

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