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Experimental and numerical study of hydrodynamic responses of a new combined monopile wind turbine and a heave-type wave energy converter under typical operational conditions

Résumé : This paper deals with a new concept by combining a monopile type wind turbine and a heave-type wave energy converter, that is referred as the ‘MWWC’ (Monopile-WT-WEC- Combination) system herein. Hydrodynamic responses of the MWWC system under typical operational seas cases have been investigated by using both time-domain numerical simulations and scale model tests (1:50). For the numerical model, hydrodynamic loads of the monopile and the WEC are calculated by the AQWA code, which is available for modeling multi-body systems including both mechanical and hydrodynamic couplings between the TLP and the WEC. The scale model tests have been done in State Key Laboratory of Costal and Offshore Engineering (SLCOE). The power-take-off (PTO) system of the WEC device is simulated by two nonlinear air-dampers. Main hydrodynamic characteristics of the MWWC system under typical operational sea cases have been clarified. The obtained wave power characteristic and maximum PTO damping force of the WEC are very helpful for the optimal design of the operational performance of the PTO system. Numerical and experimental results are presented and compared, and good agreements are achieved.
Domaine de référence : EMR
Auteur Ren Nianxin, Ma Zhe, Fan Tianhui, Zhai Gangjun, Ou Jinping
Année de parution : 2018.
Mots-clés : Hydrodynamic response, Model tests, Monopile, Wave energy converter, Wind turbine.
Type de document : Article de revue.
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Ce projet est financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional, la Région Normandie et le Conseil Départemental de la Manche.