China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 131–140 | Cite as

Research on the influence of helical strakes on dynamic response of floating wind turbine platform

  • Qin-wei Ding
  • Chun Li


The stability of platform structure is the paramount guarantee of the safe operation of the offshore floating wind turbine. The NREL 5MW floating wind turbine is established based on the OC3-Hywind Spar Buoy platform with the supplement of helical strakes for the purpose to analyze the impact of helical strakes on the dynamic response of the floating wind turbine Spar platform. The dynamic response of floating wind turbine Spar platform under wind, wave and current loading from the impact of number, height and pitch ratio of the helical strakes is analysed by the radiation and diffraction theory, the finite element method and orthogonal design method. The result reveals that the helical strakes can effectively inhibit the dynamic response of the platform but enlarge the wave exciting force; the best parameter combination is two pieces of helical strakes with the height of 15%D (D is the diameter of the platform) and the pitch ratio of 5; the height of the helical strake and its pitch ratio have significant influence on pitch response.

Key words

floating wind turbine platform helical strakes orthogonal design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Energy and Power EngineeringUniversity of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer in Power EngineeringShanghaiChina

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