Numerical Simulations of Flows around Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

Ping Cheng, Decheng Wan, Changhong Hu

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Abstract

The fully-coupled aero-hydrodynamic simulations of a floating offshore wind turbine consisting of a NREL-5MW baseline wind turbine and a semi-submersible floating platform are conducted. The three-dimensional Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations are solved for the coupled aero-hydrodynamic numerical simulation. The in-house code naoe-FOAM-SJTU, which is based on OpenFOAM and overset grid technology and developed for ship and ocean engineering, is employed. Aerodynamic loads on wind turbine are predicted. With the directly viscous simulations, detailed flow information around the turbine blades is available. The coupling effect on the aerodynamics of wind turbine from the platform motion is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages414-421
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781880653876
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2018-June
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period6/10/186/15/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Cheng, P., Wan, D., & Hu, C. (2018). Numerical Simulations of Flows around Floating Offshore Wind Turbine. In Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 (pp. 414-421). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference; Vol. 2018-June). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.