Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Technologies

  • Denis Matha
  • Joao Cruz
  • Marco Masciola
  • Erin E. Bachynski
  • Mairéad Atcheson
  • Andrew J. Goupee
  • Sébastien M. H. Gueydon
  • Amy N. Robertson
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Abstract

The modelling of FOWT forms a critical stage of the design process, as it allows a fully coupled dynamic assessment of the response of the concept while accounting for blade-rotor dynamics, support structure motions and mooring dynamics. For both new and for existing concepts, modelling offers the potential to test, in controlled environments, a series of assumptions and scenarios at a relatively minor cost. Two fundamental modelling approaches can be followed: numerical and experimental.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Matha
    • 1
  • Joao Cruz
    • 2
  • Marco Masciola
    • 3
  • Erin E. Bachynski
    • 4
  • Mairéad Atcheson
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Goupee
    • 5
  • Sébastien M. H. Gueydon
    • 6
  • Amy N. Robertson
    • 7
  1. 1.Ramboll WindHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers LdaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.ABS ConsultingHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Marine Technology Centre, MARINTEKTrondheimNorway
  5. 5.University of MaineOronoUSA
  6. 6.Maritime Research Institute of the NetherlandsWageningenThe Netherlands
  7. 7.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA

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