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Response and Motion Performance of Offshore 5MW NREL Wind Turbine Platform Based on Andaman Coastal Ocean State

Nithin Raj M.R., Sankaranarayanan K.M.



The demand for electrical energy is getting higher around the world every other passing day and India is no such exception. With limited non-renewable resources of energy to generate electricity, India is slowly shifting its focus towards renewable resources of energy like solar and wind to produce electricity. Here in this project, we majority focuses on the design and response of the floater platforms which carry 5MW wind turbines as a floating entity. A breakthrough in the offshore wind turbine research is the introduction of mini TLP’s which are very much small and cost-effective than normal TLP’s for wind extraction purposes. ANSYS AQWA a commercial suite of hydrodynamic programs, which is widely used in the offshore industry, is adopted in this project to execute the Hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis. Andaman locality with latitudinal and longitudinal extent is selected according to similar ocean floor depth without many undulations in bathymetric data. Such offshore floating innovations are totally unknown for the Indian community and a new idea of such an alternative is proposed in the Indian coast.

Keywords: ANSYS AQWA, floater platforms, hydrodynamic analysis, hydrostatic analysis, mini tension leg platform wind turbines, offshore tapping, tension leg platform

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Nithin Raj M.R., Sankaranarayanan K.M. Response and Motion Performance of Offshore 5MW NREL Wind Turbine Platform Based on Andaman Coastal Ocean State. Journal of Alternate Energy Sources and Technologies. 2019; 10(2): 1–12p.

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