Impacts of various floating platforms on FOWT system

Yuanchuan Liu, Qing Xiao

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) industry has been under rapid development in the past few years. Among various components in a FOWT system, the floating platform supporting the wind turbine and its tower plays a vital role on the performance of FOWT and system stability. In this paper, we studied two FOWTs which are supported by two commonly used platforms, i.e. a semi-submersible and a spar platform, under a combined wind-wave environmental condition. Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method, we intended to examine the influences of platforms on the performance of the floating system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2016
Event5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Mar 201622 Mar 2016


Workshop5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop
Abbreviated titleOTE2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT)
  • wind turbine
  • floating platform
  • semi-submersible
  • spar platform


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