Experimental and numerical analysis of a TLP floating offshore wind turbine

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Oguz E., Clelland D., Day A. H., Incecik A., Amate Lopez J., Sánchez G., ...More

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.147, pp.591-605, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.10.052
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-605
  • Keywords: Offshore wind energy, Offshore renewables, Tension leg platform, DESIGN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper describes an experimental and numerical investigation of the Iberdrola TLP wind turbine concept, TLPWINID, in realistic wind and wave conditions. The TLP was coupled to the NREL 5 MW reference turbine and was designed to operate in a water depth of 70 m. The test campaign included free oscillation tests, tests in regular and irregular waves and simulated wind conditions.