Journal of Applied Mathematics
- J. Appl. Math.
- Volume 2013, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 679071, 10 pages.
Modeling and Parameter Analysis of the OC3-Hywind Floating Wind Turbine with a Tuned Mass Damper in Nacelle
Floating wind turbine will suffer from more fatigue and ultimate loads compared with fixed-bottom installation due to its floating foundation, while structural control offers a possible solution for direct load reduction. This paper deals with the modelling and parameter tuning of a spar-type floating wind turbine with a tuned mass damper (TMD) installed in nacelle. First of all, a mathematical model for the platform surge-heave-pitch motion and TMD-nacelle interaction is established based on D’Alembert’s principle. Both intrinsic dynamics and external hydro and mooring effects are captured in the model, while tower flexibility is also featured. Then, different parameter tuning methods are adopted to determine the TMD parameters for effective load reduction. Finally, fully coupled nonlinear wind turbine simulations with different designs are conducted in different wind and wave conditions. The results demonstrate that the design of TMD with small spring and damping coefficients will achieve much load reduction in the above rated condition. However, it will deteriorate system performance when the turbine is working in the below rated or parked situations. In contrast, the design with large spring and damping constants will produce moderate load reduction in all working conditions.
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2013, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 679071, 10 pages.
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2014
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Si, Yulin; Karimi, Hamid Reza; Gao, Huijun. Modeling and Parameter Analysis of the OC3-Hywind Floating Wind Turbine with a Tuned Mass Damper in Nacelle. J. Appl. Math. 2013, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 679071, 10 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/679071. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1394806099