|Author(s)||Chevillotte Yoan1, 2, Marco Yann1, Davies Peter2, 3, Bles Guilhem1, Arhant Mael2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : ENSTA Bretagne, Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lômes (iRDL), FRE CNRS 3744,29200 Brest, France
2 : IFREMER, Marine Structures Laboratory,29200 Brest,France
3 : France Energies Marines, 29280 Plouzané, France
|Meeting||12th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)|
|Source||MATEC Web of Conferences (2261-236X) (EDP Sciences), 2018 , Vol. 165 , P. 10002 (1-7)|
This paper describes a study of the fatigue characterization of polyamide mooring ropes for floating wind turbines. Under some conditions polyester ropes, which are favoured for offshore platform station-keeping, are too stiff for wind turbine moorings, and polyamide may be a suitable alternative. While early studies on fatigue of braided nylon ropes showed very short lifetimes some recent results have indicated that it is possible to significantly enhance lifetime by modifying rope construction and improving fibre coatings . The fatigue results presented here for ropes from a different supplier, confirm this result. In order to develop an accelerated evaluation of the fatigue performance, heat build-up tests have been performed, and promising first results are shown. Finally, the influence of coating is examined by microscopy and yarn-on-yarn tests, in order to improve understanding of the fatigue mechanisms leading to failure.
Chevillotte Yoan, Marco Yann, Davies Peter, Bles Guilhem, Arhant Mael (2018). Fatigue of polyamide mooring ropes for floating wind turbines. MATEC Web of Conferences, 165, 10002 (1-7). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201816510002 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00441/55263/