Deliverable 2.3 on Design Load Case Database for Code-to-Code Comparison and Deliverable 2.4 on the estimated reduction of uncertainty have been released. Their publication close the work carried out as part of Work Package 2.
Deliverable 2.3 acts as a supporting documentation to a dataset containing Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) calculations in various design situations, computed with three different codes. In more detail, as presented in Deliverables 2.1 and 2.2, three floating platform archetypes are used in the code-to-code comparison ongoing in work package 2: a semi-submersible-type floater and a spar-type floater as well as the Hexafloat® concept recently proposed by Saipem®.
The document acts as a companion description of the dataset of calculations that is provided for the three test cases. In particular, it provides information about the contents of each output, the naming scheme used to identify the different outputs, the Design Load Cases (DLCs) that were simulated and the reference environmental conditions that were used.
Deliverable 2.4 is the latest validation report comparing the capabilities of QBlade with state-of-the-art codes OpenFAST and DeepLines Wind™ in predicting the behavior of three different Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) in realistic Design Load Case (DLC) scenarios.
This extensive report provides valuable insights into the accuracy of numerical models for predicting FOWT behavior, including global statistics, extreme loads, and fatigue loads for FOWT components.
The outcomes of the report highlight the need for continued research to improve the accuracy of numerical models in predicting FOWT behavior.
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