Frequency-Domain Identification of Radiation Forces for Floating Wind Turbines by Moment-Matching
Yerai Peña-Sanchez, Nicolás Faedo, John V. Ringwooddownload PDF
Abstract. The dynamics of a floating structure can be expressed in terms of Cummins’ equation, which is an integro-differential equation of the convolution class. In particular, this convolution operator accounts for radiation forces acting on the structure. Considering that the mere existence of this operator is highly inconvenient due to its excessive computational cost, it is commonly replaced by an approximating parametric model. Recently, the Finite Order Approximation by Moment-Matching (FOAMM) toolbox has been developed within the wave energy literature, allowing for an efficient parameterisation of this radiation force convolution term, in terms of a state-space representation. Unlike other parameterisation strategies, FOAMM is based on an interpolation approach, where the user can select a set of interpolation frequencies where the steady-state response of the obtained parametric representation exactly matches the behaviour of the target system. This paper illustrates the application of FOAMM to a UMaine semi-submersible-like floating structure.
Radiation Convolution Term, Offshore Wind Turbine, Frequency-Domain Identification, Moment-Matching
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Citation: Yerai Peña-Sanchez, Nicolás Faedo, John V. Ringwood, Frequency-Domain Identification of Radiation Forces for Floating Wind Turbines by Moment-Matching, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 20, pp 66-73, 2022
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