An experimental study of the hydrodynamic behavior of a TLP platform for a 5MW wind turbine with OWC devices
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An experimental study of the hydrodynamic behavior of a Tension-Leg Platform (TLP) for a 5MW Wind Turbine, featuring Wave Energy Converter (WEC) devices of the Oscillating Water Column type is presented. The examined triangular platform includes three vertical cylinders at the corners, providing the required buoyancy, each of them surrounded by a thin skirt, open at its lower end, forming the OWC chamber. A central vertical cylinder is included for the wind turbine installation. All cylinders are structurally connected with cylindrical bracing. The hydrodynamic response of the platform in the surge direction is experimentally verified, together with the resulting pressures and air fluxes inside the OWC chamber and the dynamic tensions in the lines of the mooring system.
CitationKatsaounis, G.M.; Polyzos, S.; Mavrakos, S.A. An experimental study of the hydrodynamic behavior of a TLP platform for a 5MW wind turbine with OWC devices. A: MARINE VII. "MARINE VII : proceedings of the VII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering". CIMNE, 2017, p. 722-731. ISBN 978-84-946909-8-3.
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