Round Robin Laboratory Testing of a Scaled 10 MW Floating Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

Type Article
Date 2021-09
Language English
Author(s) Gueydon Sebastien1, Judge Frances M.ORCID1, O’shea MichaelORCID1, Lyden Eoin1, Le Boulluec Marc2, Caverne JulienORCID2, Ohana JeremyORCID3, Kim ShinwoongORCID3, Bouscasse Benjamin3, Thiebaut FlorentORCID1, Day Sandy4, Dai Saishuai4, Murphy Jimmy1
Affiliation(s) 1 : MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, P43 C573 Cork, Ireland
2 : IFREMER, Hydrodynamique et Océano-Météo, BP 70, 29280 Plouzané, France
3 : École Centrale de Nantes, LHEEA Laboratory, 44000 Nantes, France
4 : Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 100 Montrose Street, Glasgow G4 0LZ, UK
Source Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering (2077-1312) (MDPI AG), 2021-09 , Vol. 9 , N. 9 , P. 988 (25p.)
DOI 10.3390/jmse9090988
WOS© Times Cited 4
Note This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Renewables–Infrastructures and Physical Testing
Keyword(s) floating wind, tank testing, round robin, wind thrust, aerial mooring

This paper documents the round robin testing campaign carried out on a floating wind turbine as part of the EU H2020 MaRINET2 project. A 1/60th scale model of a 10 MW floating platform was tested in wave basins in four different locations around Europe. The tests carried out in each facility included decay tests, tests in regular and irregular waves with and without wind thrust, and tests to characterise the mooring system as well as the model itself. For the tests in wind, only the thrust of the turbine was considered and it was fixed to pre-selected levels. Hence, this work focuses on the hydrodynamic responses of a semi-submersible floating foundation. It was found that the global surge stiffness was comparable across facilities, except in one case where different azimuth angles were used for the mooring lines. Heave and pitch had the same stiffness coefficient and periods for all basins. Response Amplitude Operators (RAOs) were used to compare the responses in waves from all facilities. The shape of the motion RAOs were globally similar for all basins except around some particular frequencies. As the results were non-linear around the resonance and cancellation frequencies, the differences between facilities were magnified at these frequencies. Surge motions were significantly impacted by reflections leading to large differences in these RAOs between all basins

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Gueydon Sebastien, Judge Frances M., O’shea Michael, Lyden Eoin, Le Boulluec Marc, Caverne Julien, Ohana Jeremy, Kim Shinwoong, Bouscasse Benjamin, Thiebaut Florent, Day Sandy, Dai Saishuai, Murphy Jimmy (2021). Round Robin Laboratory Testing of a Scaled 10 MW Floating Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering, 9(9), 988 (25p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :