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Review of Experimental-Numerical Methodologies and Challenges for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Lookup NU author(s): Peng Chen, Professor Zhiqiang Hu



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© 2020, The Author(s).Due to the dissimilar scaling issues, the conventional experimental method of FOWTs can hardly be used directly to validate the full-scale global dynamic responses accurately. Therefore, it is of absolute necessity to find a more accurate, economic and efficient approach, which can be utilized to predict the full-scale global dynamic responses of FOWTs. In this paper, a literature review of experimental-numerical methodologies and challenges for FOWTs is made. Several key challenges in the conventional basin experiment issues are discussed, including scaling issues; coupling effects between aero-hydro and structural dynamic responses; blade pitch control strategies; experimental facilities and calibration methods. Several basin experiments, industrial projects and numerical codes are summarized to demonstrate the progress of hybrid experimental methods. Besides, time delay in hardware-in-the-loop challenges is concluded to emphasize their significant role in real-time hybrid approaches. It is of great use to comprehend these methodologies and challenges, which can help some future researchers to make a footstone for proposing a more efficient and functional hybrid basin experimental and numerical method.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chen P, Chen J, Hu Z

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Marine Science and Application

Year: 2020

Volume: 19

Issue: 3

Pages: 339-361

Online publication date: 12/10/2020

Acceptance date: 01/05/2020

Date deposited: 04/12/2020

ISSN (print): 1671-9433

ISSN (electronic): 1993-5048

Publisher: Editorial Board of Journal of Harbin Engineering


DOI: 10.1007/s11804-020-00165-z


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