Progress on the experimental set-up for the testing of a floating offshore wind turbine scaled model in a field site

Carlo Ruzzo, Vincenzo Fiamma, Vincenzo Nava, Maurizio Collu, Giuseppe Failla, Felice Arena

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Abstract

This document describes design and realization of a small-scale field experiment on a 1:30 model of spar floating support structure for offshore wind turbines. The aim of the experiment is to investigate the dynamic behaviour of the floating wind turbine under extreme wave and parked rotor conditions. The experiment has been going on in the Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory of Reggio Calabria (Italy). In this article, all the stages of the experimental activity are presented, and some results are shown in terms of motions and response amplitude operators. Finally, a comparison with corresponding results obtained using ANSYS AQWA software package is shown, and conclusions are drawn. The presented experimental set-up seems promising to test offshore floating structures for marine renewable energy at a relatively large scale in the Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory field site.

LanguageEnglish
Pages455-467
Number of pages13
JournalWind Engineering
Volume40
Issue number5
Early online date20 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • floating wind turbine
  • intermediate-scale model
  • sea field experiment
  • spar

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Ruzzo, Carlo ; Fiamma, Vincenzo ; Nava, Vincenzo ; Collu, Maurizio ; Failla, Giuseppe ; Arena, Felice. / Progress on the experimental set-up for the testing of a floating offshore wind turbine scaled model in a field site. In: Wind Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 455-467.
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