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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.10.052
  • Title of Journal : OCEAN ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-605
  • Keywords: Offshore wind energy, Offshore renewables, Tension leg platform, DESIGN


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.