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Research Papers: Alternative Energy Sources

A Novel Vibration Suppression Device for Floating Offshore Wind Generator

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Xun Xu

Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science
and Engineering of MOE,
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Xi'an Jiaotong University,
Xi'an 710049, China
e-mail: xugongjin.enp@stu.xjtu.edu.cn

Fen Lai

Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science
and Engineering of MOE,
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Xi'an Jiaotong University,
Xi'an 710049, China
e-mail: lai.fen@stu.xjtu.edu.cn

Guojun Li

Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science
and Engineering of MOE,
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Xi'an Jiaotong University,
Xi'an 710049, China
e-mail: liguojun@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Xiangyuan Zhu

Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science
and Engineering of MOE,
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Xi'an Jiaotong University,
Xi'an 710049, China
e-mail: xiangyuan.zhu@hotmail.com

Liping Zhu

Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science
and Engineering of MOE,
School of Energy and Power Engineering,
Xi'an Jiaotong University,
Xi'an 710049, China
e-mail: zhulp3116013014@stu.xjtu.edu.cn

1Corresponding author.

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.

J. Energy Resour. Technol 141(6), 061201 (Jan 18, 2019) (7 pages) Paper No: JERT-18-1663; doi: 10.1115/1.4042404 History: Received August 27, 2018; Revised December 02, 2018

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.

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Modeling diagram of the power station

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Schematic diagram of the structure of the Hywind power station tower and its operation diagram [22]

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Schematic diagram of the new combined device

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Schematic diagram of the Stokes second-order wave

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Schematic diagram of the force of the tower

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The design diagrams of the three devices

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The relationship of fluid–solid coupling and its simplification in the process of vibration suppression

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Schematic diagram of experimental setup

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Comparison between the numerical and experimental results

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The forces of the sloshing water, the oscillator, and the waves on the tower

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The amplitude attenuation of the deflection angles of the power station tower by the three vibration suppression methods

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