Short-crestedness effect on the dynamic response of offshore floating wind turbines

Liang Li, Yuanchuan Liu

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In practice, the ocean waves are short-crested and three-dimensional. The primary objective of the present research is to form a better understanding of the dynamics of offshore floating wind turbines in multi-directional waves. The short-crested waves are modelled using a spreading exponent function. The wave directionality effect on the dynamic performance of a semisubmersible offshore floating wind turbine is studied. In short-crested waves, the longitudinal response is reduced whereas the lateral response is amplified. The tower base fore-aft bending moment and the mooring line tension force are reduced. In the meanwhile, the fatigue damages of critical points at the tower base are also reduced. It is concluded that short-crestedness is beneficial to the structural integrity. The present research reveals the importance of wave short-crestedness effect on the performance of offshore floating wind turbines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2272-2281
Number of pages10
JournalShips and Offshore Structures
Issue number10
Early online date15 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2022


  • offshore floating wind turbine
  • wave directionality
  • short-crested wave
  • spreading component
  • dynamic response


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