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Ocean Systems Engineering
  Volume 1, Number 4, December 2011 , pages 285-296
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/ose.2011.1.4.285
 

Dynamic analysis of slack moored spar platform with 5 MW wind turbine
T. Seebai and R. Sundaravadivelu

 
Abstract
    Spar platforms have several advantages for deploying wind turbines in offshore for depth beyond 120 m. The merit of spar platform is large range of topside payloads, favourable motions compared to other floating structures and minimum hull/deck interface. The main objective of this paper is to present the response analysis of the slack moored spar platform supporting 5MW wind turbine with bottom keel plates in regular and random waves, studied experimentally and numerically. A 1:100 scale model of the spar with sparD, sparCD and sparSD configuration was studied in the wave basin (30
 
Key Words
    spar platform; wind turbine; keel plate; slack mooring; regular waves; random waves.
 
Address
T. Seebai and R. Sundaravadivelu : Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu, India
 

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