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Physical Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response

Lombardi, D, Bhattacharya, S and Nikitas, G (2017) Physical Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response In: Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines. Academic Press, pp. 353-374. ISBN 9780128094518

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Offshore wind turbines (OWTs) are considered as an important element of the future energy infrastructure. The majority of operational OWTs are founded on monopiles in water depths up to 30 m. Alternative foundation arrangements, however, are needed for future development rounds in deeper waters. To date, there have been no long-term observations of the performance of these relatively novel structures, although the monitoring of a limited number of OWTs has indicated a departure of the system dynamics from the design requirements. Lack of data concerning long-term performance indicates a need for detailed investigation to predict the future performance of such structures. Arguably this can be best carried out through small-scale laboratory experimental investigation, whose results are interpreted based on appropriate scaling laws. In this chapter, scaling laws are derived for the design of such model tests, which can be used for studying the long-term performance of small-scale wind turbines and prediction of the prototype response.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Civil Engineering
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Lombardi, D
Nikitas, G
Date : 1 May 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © Academic Press 2017
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:56
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:59

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