Three-Dimensional Verification Model of Floating Wind Energy Converter Using LS-DYNA3D Code

Mohamed Abdalla Almheriegh

Abstract


The use of an explicit LS-DYNA3D code for analysing full-scale structure requires validation using robust methodology and formulations. A characteristic prototype three-dimensional model of a floating object been developed to further test the action and available features in the code before they employed in three dimensions full-scale model. In an attempt to increase confidence in the expected findings, before to expand to the full-scale floating turbine to be analysed by this code. Employed features such as; different material cards, contact, property cards, control cards, constraints and boundaries are all checked and have shown good agreement with hand calculation and or energy dissipation and engineering judgement.


Keywords


verification of floating wind converter analysis; 3-D analysis of floating wind energy turbine; modeling of floating wind energy turbine by LS-DYNA3D code; 3-D floating wind converter for LS-DYNA3D code modeling; dynamic analysis of structure.

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