The DeepCwind floating wind turbine model tests were performed at MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) with a model set-up corresponding to a 1:50 Froude scaling. In the model tests, the wind turbine was a scaled model of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) 5MW, horizontal axis reference wind turbine supported by three different generic floating platforms: a spar, a semi-submersible and a tension-leg platform (TLP) (Ref.  and ). This paper presents validation of the MLTSIM-FAST  code with DeepCwind semi-submersible wind turbine model test results. In this integrated program, the turbine tower and rotor dynamics are simulated by the subroutines of FAST , and the hydrodynamic loads and mooring system dynamics are simulated by the subroutines of MLTSIM. In this study, fully coupled hull/mooring dynamics and second-order difference-frequency response are included in MLTSIM-FAST. The analysis results are systematically compared with model test results and show good agreement.
Model Test Data Correlations With Fully Coupled Hull/Mooring Analysis for a Floating Wind Turbine on a Semi-Submersible Platform
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Koo, B, Goupee, AJ, Lambrakos, K, & Lim, H. "Model Test Data Correlations With Fully Coupled Hull/Mooring Analysis for a Floating Wind Turbine on a Semi-Submersible Platform." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 9B: Ocean Renewable Energy. San Francisco, California, USA. June 8–13, 2014. V09BT09A034. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2014-24254
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