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Offshore design codes

This section is focused on benchmarks of integrated codes for the analysis of offshore wind turbines. The substructure of an offshore wind turbine can be fixed or floating. The expression ”integrated codes” refers to codes that are able to model all the different effects that influence the dynamics of an offshore wind turbine in a coupled manner. The use of integrated codes for the analysis of offshore wind turbines is a physical requirement, because the different effects: aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, control, are interrelated.

Figure 1: Schematic of top-level building level building-block models for offshore design codes (from IEA Task 30 OC4, Phase II Results Regarding a Floating Semisubmersible Wind System)

Based on "Model evaluation protocol for offshore design codes. Version 1" IRPWind WP6.2 2005

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