Fast code verification of scaling laws for deepcwind floating wind system tests

Anant Jain, Amy N. Robertson, Jason M. Jonkman, Andrew J. Goupee, Richard W. Kimball, Andrew H.P. Swift

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Abstract

This paper investigates scaling laws that were adopted for the DeepCwind project for testing three different floating wind systems at 1/50 scale in a wave tank under combined wind and wave loading. The 1/50 scaling of the full-scale 5-MW wind turbine system is performed based on Froude scaling laws, which are commonly used for offshore structures. The scaling approach adopted is verified through FAST, an aero-hydro-servo-elasto dynamic modeling tool, by comparing the consistency of simulation results between model and full scale. The Froude scaling approach does not maintain proper Reynolds number scaling and the implications of this issue are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages355-365
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2012
Event22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 22 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Conference

Conference22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period06/17/1206/22/12

Keywords

  • DeepCwind
  • Froude scaling
  • Model testing
  • NREL FAST
  • Offshore floating wind turbine

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    Jain, A., Robertson, A. N., Jonkman, J. M., Goupee, A. J., Kimball, R. W., & Swift, A. H. P. (2012). Fast code verification of scaling laws for deepcwind floating wind system tests. In Proceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 355-365). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).