A Heuristic Approach for Inter-Facility Comparison of Results from Round Robin Testing of a Floating Wind Turbine in Irregular Waves

Type Article
Date 2021-09
Language English
Author(s) Gueydon Sebastien1, Judge Frances1, Lyden Eoin1, O'Shea Michael1, Thiebaut Florent1, Le Boulluec Marc2, Caverne Julien2, Ohana JeremyORCID3, Bouscasse Benjamin3, Kim Shinwoong3, Day Sandy4, Dai Saishuai4, Murphy Jimmy1
Affiliation(s) 1 : MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, P43 C573 Cork, Ireland
2 : Ifremer, Laboratoire Comportement des Structures en Mer, CS 10070, 29280 Plouzane, 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), 2021-09 , Vol. 9 , N. 9 , P. 1030 (24p.)
DOI 10.3390/jmse9091030
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Note This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Renewables–Infrastructures and Physical Testing)
Keyword(s) floating wind, tank testing, metrics, offshore renewable energy, wind thrust

This paper introduces metrics developed for analysing irregular wave test results from 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. While response amplitude operations (RAOs) are a useful tool for assessing device performance in irregular waves, they are not easy to interpret when performing an inter-facility comparison where there are many variables. Metrics that use a single value per test condition rather than an RAO curve are a means of efficiently comparing tests from different basins in a more heuristic manner. In this research, the focus is on using metrics to assess how the platform responds with varying wave height and thrust across different facilities. It is found that the metrics implemented are very useful for extracting global trends across different basins and test conditions.

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Gueydon Sebastien, Judge Frances, Lyden Eoin, O'Shea Michael, Thiebaut Florent, Le Boulluec Marc, Caverne Julien, Ohana Jeremy, Bouscasse Benjamin, Kim Shinwoong, Day Sandy, Dai Saishuai, Murphy Jimmy (2021). A Heuristic Approach for Inter-Facility Comparison of Results from Round Robin Testing of a Floating Wind Turbine in Irregular Waves. Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering, 9(9), 1030 (24p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091030 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00723/83480/