Performance of the open-source potential flow solver HAMS in estimating the hydrodynamic properties of a floating wind turbine

E. Uzunoglu, Y. Liu, C. Guedes Soares

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Abstract

This work evaluates the use of an open-source potential flow solver in the hydrodynamic analysis of floating wind turbine dynamics. The platform in question is a free-float capable TLP design. It performs as barge in the towing condition, and it is a TLP when installed. In the barge mode, it has moon-pool type openings that improve towing dynamics, leading to a complex geometry. The hydrodynamic properties are evaluated in both conditions (i.e., installed and transport) using WAMIT and HAMS. Added mass, potential damping, and wave exciting forces are compared in the frequency domain. Then, the dynamics of the platform in the installed condition is evaluated in time domain, using FAST. The time domain evaluation clarifies whether the differences between solvers affect the estimation of coupled motions resulting from the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022
EditorsC. Guedes Soares
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages619-627
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781032420035
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Nov 8 2022Nov 10 2022

Publication series

NameTrends in Renewable Energies Offshore - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period11/8/2211/10/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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