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Volume 276, 20212021 5th International Conference on Water Conservancy, Hydropower and Building Engineering (WCHBE 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Water Conservancy and Hydropower and Natural Geological Exploration|
|Published online||23 June 2021|
Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Wind Turbine Monopile under Nonlinear Wave
1 School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, 116024, China
2 Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration, Shanghai, 200240, China
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
As wind power technologies become maturer, the monopile foundation of offshore wind turbine is widely used because of its simple structure, few occupied space and low cost. However, under severe sea conditions, the impact of nonlinear wave load applied against the monopile foundation on the system structure safety cannot be ignored. In this paper, the 5MW offshore wind turbine of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was taken as the research object, and the computational fluid analysis software ‘STARCCM +’ was used to study the hydrodynamic characteristics of the monopile foundation of the wind turbine under different wave parameters. This paper mainly analyzed the upper wave, pressure and wave forces around the monopile foundation of the wind turbine under the same period and different wave heights. And the wave force calculated by CFD was compared with the result based on potential flow theory. The research results showed that with the rise of wave height, the upper wave, pressure and wave force around the monopile foundation increase continuously, and the second-peak phenomenon appeared at some measuring points on the water surface of the monopile foundation. Because the CFD method considers the fluid viscosity and is more in line with the real sea conditions, it is more accurate to obtain wave forces based on this method.
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