Tripod-supported offshore wind turbines: Modal and coupled analysis and a parametric study using X-SEA and FAST

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dc.contributor.author Plodpradit, Pasin
dc.contributor.author Dinh, Duc V.
dc.contributor.author Kim, Ki-Du
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T05:47:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T05:47:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-09
dc.identifier.citation Plodpradit, P., Dinh, V.N. and Kim, K.D., 2019. Tripod-Supported Offshore Wind Turbines: Modal and Coupled Analysis and a Parametric Study Using X-SEA and FAST. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 7(6), (181). DOI:10.3390/jmse7060181 en
dc.identifier.volume 7 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 20 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9138
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/jmse7060181 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents theoretical aspects and an extensive numerical study of the coupled analysis of tripod support structures for offshore wind turbines (OWTs) by using X-SEA and FAST v8 programs. In a number of site conditions such as extreme and longer period waves, fast installation, and lighter foundations, tripod structures are more advantageous than monopile and jacket structures. In the implemented dynamic coupled analysis, the sub-structural module in FAST was replaced by the X-SEA offshore substructure analysis component. The time-histories of the reaction forces and the turbine loads were then calculated. The results obtained from X-SEA and from FAST were in good agreement. The pile-soil-structure interaction (PSSI) was included for reliable evaluation of OWT structural systems. The superelement concept was introduced to reduce the computational time. Modal, coupled and uncoupled analyses of the NREL 5MW OWT-tripod support structure including PSSI were carried out and the discussions on the natural frequencies, mode shapes and resulted displacements are presented. Compared to the uncoupled models, the physical interaction between the tower and the support structure in the coupled models resulted in smaller responses. Compared to the fixed support structures, i.e., when PSSI is not included, the piled-support structure has lower natural frequencies and larger responses attributed to its actual flexibility. The models using pile superelements are computationally efficient and give results that are identical to the common finite element models. en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Offshore wind turbine en
dc.subject Tripod support structures en
dc.subject Coupled analysis en
dc.subject Uncoupled analysis en
dc.subject Soil-pile-structure interaction en
dc.subject Superelement en
dc.title Tripod-supported offshore wind turbines: Modal and coupled analysis and a parametric study using X-SEA and FAST en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Van Nguyen Dinh, MaREI Centre, Enviromental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: nguyen.dinh@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Marine Science and Engineering en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress nguyen.dinh@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 181 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2077-1312


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