Investigation of the effect of the added mass fluctuation and lateral vibration absorbers on the vertical nonlinear vibrations of the offshore wind turbine

Ghabraei, S ; Sharif University of Technology | 2021

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s11071-020-06194-1
  3. Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media B.V , 2021
  4. Abstract:
  5. In this article, the effects of the changes in the mass of the floating wind turbine (as a multi-body system) on its nonlinear vertical vibrations are investigated. The fluctuations of the hydrodynamic added mass of the floating platform and the mass of the vibration absorbers, which added to the structure to mitigate the lateral vibrations, change the mass and consequently the dynamics of the vertical vibrations. In this regard, first, the governing equations of the vertical vibrations of the floating wind turbine are derived. The FAST code is used to validate the proposed model of the dynamics of the vertical vibrations through numerical simulations. Then, derived equations are solved approximately by the perturbation method. According to the approximate solutions, the fluctuations of the added mass of the floating platform and the masses of the vibration absorbers increase the frequency and amplitude of the vertical vibrations, which increases the fatigue loads on the tower of the wind turbine as well as moorings of the floating platform. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V. part of Springer Nature
  6. Keywords:
  7. Buoyancy ; Floating breakwaters ; Offshore oil well production ; Offshore wind turbines ; Perturbation techniques ; Approximate solution ; Floating wind turbines ; Governing equations ; Hydrodynamic added mass ; Multi Body Systems ; Non-linear vibrations ; Perturbation method ; Vertical vibrations ; Vibrations (mechanical)
  8. Source: Nonlinear Dynamics ; Volume 103, Issue 2 , 2021 , Pages 1499-1515 ; 0924090X (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11071-020-06194-1