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Title: Calibration and Validation of a Spar-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Model using the FAST Dynamic Simulation Tool: Preprint

Abstract

In 2007, the FAST wind turbine simulation tool, developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was expanded to include capabilities that are suitable for modeling floating offshore wind turbines. In an effort to validate FAST and other offshore wind energy modeling tools, DOE funded the DeepCwind project that tested three prototype floating wind turbines at 1/50th scale in a wave basin, including a semisubmersible, a tension-leg platform, and a spar buoy. This paper describes the use of the results of the spar wave basin tests to calibrate and validate the FAST offshore floating simulation tool, and presents some initial results of simulated dynamic responses of the spar to several combinations of wind and sea states.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Program
OSTI Identifier:
1059165
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5000-56138
Journal ID: ISSN 1742--6588
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 555; Conference: Presented at the Science of Making Torque from Wind, 9-11 October 2012, Oldenburg, Germany
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; OFFSHORE WIND; MODEL VALIDATION; SPAR; NREL; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Browning, J. R., Jonkman, J., Robertson, A., and Goupee, A. J. Calibration and Validation of a Spar-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Model using the FAST Dynamic Simulation Tool: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012015.
Browning, J. R., Jonkman, J., Robertson, A., & Goupee, A. J. Calibration and Validation of a Spar-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Model using the FAST Dynamic Simulation Tool: Preprint. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012015.
Browning, J. R., Jonkman, J., Robertson, A., and Goupee, A. J. Thu . "Calibration and Validation of a Spar-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Model using the FAST Dynamic Simulation Tool: Preprint". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012015. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059165.
@article{osti_1059165,
title = {Calibration and Validation of a Spar-Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Model using the FAST Dynamic Simulation Tool: Preprint},
author = {Browning, J. R. and Jonkman, J. and Robertson, A. and Goupee, A. J.},
abstractNote = {In 2007, the FAST wind turbine simulation tool, developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was expanded to include capabilities that are suitable for modeling floating offshore wind turbines. In an effort to validate FAST and other offshore wind energy modeling tools, DOE funded the DeepCwind project that tested three prototype floating wind turbines at 1/50th scale in a wave basin, including a semisubmersible, a tension-leg platform, and a spar buoy. This paper describes the use of the results of the spar wave basin tests to calibrate and validate the FAST offshore floating simulation tool, and presents some initial results of simulated dynamic responses of the spar to several combinations of wind and sea states.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/555/1/012015},
journal = {},
issn = {1742--6588},
number = ,
volume = 555,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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