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Title: New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet)

Abstract

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new complex modeling and analysis tool capable of analyzing floating platform concepts for offshore wind turbines. The new modeling tool combines the computational methodologies used to analyze land-based wind turbines with the comprehensive hydrodynamic computer programs developed for offshore oil and gas industries. This new coupled dynamic simulation tool will enable the development of cost-effective offshore technologies capable of harvesting the rich offshore wind resources at water depths that cannot be reached using the current technology.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1009297
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5000-50856
TRN: US201107%%737
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; COMPUTER CODES; HARVESTING; HYDRODYNAMICS; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; SIMULATION; WATER; WIND TURBINES; WIND; OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES; Wind Energy

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Not Available. New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet). United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1009297.
Not Available. New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet). United States. doi:10.2172/1009297.
Not Available. 2011. "New Modeling Tool Analyzes Floating Platform Concepts for Offshore Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet)". United States. doi:10.2172/1009297. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1009297.
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abstractNote = {Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new complex modeling and analysis tool capable of analyzing floating platform concepts for offshore wind turbines. The new modeling tool combines the computational methodologies used to analyze land-based wind turbines with the comprehensive hydrodynamic computer programs developed for offshore oil and gas industries. This new coupled dynamic simulation tool will enable the development of cost-effective offshore technologies capable of harvesting the rich offshore wind resources at water depths that cannot be reached using the current technology.},
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