Paper presentation at a conference in France

Ruddy Kurnia and Guillaume Ducrozet from Ecole Centrale de Nantes will give a paper presentation at the 18th Journée de l'Hydrodynamique in Poitiers, France.

The paper entitled "Computation of Second-Order Wave Loads on Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms in Bi-chromatic Bi-directional Waves Using Open-Source Potential Flow Solver NEMOH" will be presented at 10:30 AM on the 23th of November 2022 during the topic on the offshore wind turbines. The paper will be available in open access in the conference proceedings.


Second-order wave loads on a floating structure may excite resonance phenomena, such as slow-drift or springing, at the natural frequencies of the floating structure. Therefore, taking into account the response of a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) platform under non-linear wave loads is of paramount importance for its design. This paper presents computation results of the quadratic transfer functions (QTFs) for sum- and difference-frequencies wave loads on FOWT platforms using open-source potential flow, boundary element solver NEMOH. The QTFs are composed of quadratic terms and second-order potential terms. The quadratic terms are computed based on the near-field formulation, while the computation of potential terms is based on the indirect method that uses the Green-formulation and an assisting function, which is the normalized radiation potential. In this paper, we show the NEMOH QTFs computation on two FOWT platforms, the OC4-DeepCwind submersible platform and the SOFTWIND spar-type platform. The results are compared with the reference commercial software HYDROSTAR. Excellent agreement between the two QTFs results is achieved. The focus is put on bi-directional difference-frequency of surge, heave, and pitch QTFs and on sum-frequency full QTFs.