With the increasing demand for clean energy, offshore wind power is developing rapidly. But compared to onshore situation, the working environment at sea is very complicated. In order to ensure the stable operation of generators, higher requirements are put forward for the capability of offshore wind power structures to resist wind and waves. This paper proposes a new combined vibration suppressing device, which can be used to suppress the swaying vibration of offshore floating wind generator under waves. The floating wind power station tower was modeled, the wave force and the torsion force of the tower were analyzed, and the fluid structure interaction numerical simulation was carried out. The calculation results demonstrate that the amplitudes of the tower torsion angle have been attenuated by 8%, 11%, and 17% with different vibration suppression devices which are tuned mass damper (TMD), tuned liquid damper (TLD), and a tuned immersed mass and liquid damper. In this case, the new combined device has the best vibration suppression performance. It is validated that compared to the other two single vibration suppression devices, the new combined device has better vibration suppression capacity, and a new way is provided to design the vibration suppression device for offshore floating wind power station.
A Novel Vibration Suppression Device for Floating Offshore Wind Generator
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received August 27, 2018; final manuscript received December 2, 2018; published online January 18, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Hohyun Lee.
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Xu, X., Lai, F., Li, G., Zhu, X., and Zhu, L. (January 18, 2019). "A Novel Vibration Suppression Device for Floating Offshore Wind Generator." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. June 2019; 141(6): 061201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042404
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