Floating Wind Turbine Modelling for Analysis Using LS-DYNA3D Code

Mohamed Abdalla Almheriegh

Abstract


Analysis is the crucial base to design, in complicated structure, this is more than vital, hence explicit finite element code LS-DYNA3D believed to be the perfect tool for such a hard task. Formulation of material, elements, and all environmental loads applied to various parts of the structure, as well as time step, are the corner stone for such analysis, the paper presents a suggested formulation for all aspects needed to run the proposed code. A floating full-scale wind energy converter chosen for analysis contributing to the simplification of a complicated structure in harsh environment on one hand and showing the superiority of the presented commercial code on the other.  


Keywords


Analysis of wind converter; design of wind energy turbine; modeling of wind energy turbine; Floating wind converter; LS-DYNA3D code modeling.

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