The Current Situation and Recent Advances of Deep-Water Floating Wind Turbine


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Offshore wind turbine is a novel approach in the field of wind energy technology. With the rapid development of coastal wind farms, it is the trend to move them outward to deep-water district. However, the cost of construction rises significantly with the increase in water depth. Floating wind turbine is one of the efficient methods to solve this problem. The early history, current status and cutting-edge improvements of overseas offshore floating wind turbine as well as the shortcomings shall be presented. The concept designs, international standards, fully coupled model simulations and hydrodynamic experiments will be illustrated and discussed together with the development of the theory and the related software modules. Thus a novel researching method and concept shall be presented to provide reference for future researches



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Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




Y. Chen et al., "The Current Situation and Recent Advances of Deep-Water Floating Wind Turbine", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 772-775, 2012

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November 2012




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