This study is concerned with the motion analysis and structural responses of a multi-unit floating offshore wind turbine to combined wave and wind loads. Three wind turbines are placed on an equilateral triangular platform. A single-point mooring system is used to allow the structure to rotate in response to the environmental loads. Hydrodynamic and aerodynamic loads are determined by use of the linear diffraction theory and the blade element momentum method, respectively and the elastic response of the entire structure is determined by use of a finite element analysis. The responses of the fully flexible structure to co-directional and misaligned wind and wave loads are studied.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 37th Int. Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), April 10--13, 2022, Giardini Naxos, Italy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2022|
|Event||37th international workshop on water waves and floating bodies - Giardini Naxos, Italy|
Duration: 10 Apr 2022 → 13 Apr 2022
|Workshop||37th international workshop on water waves and floating bodies|
|Period||10/04/22 → 13/04/22|