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Memorias de investigación
Selected topics on the Hydrodynamics of semi-submersible floating offshore wind turbines: heave plates and second order surge motions
Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering
Electrical power obtained from floating offshore wind turbines is one of the promising resources which can reduce the fossil fuel energy consumption and cover worldwide energy demands. The concept is the most competitive in countries, such as Spain, where the continental shelf is narrow and does not provide space for fixed structures. Among the diferent floating structures concepts, this thesis has dealt with the semisubmersible one. Platforms of this kind may experience resonant motions both in surge and heave directions. In surge, since the platform natural period is long, such resonance can be excited with second order slow drift forces and may have substantial in fluence on mooring loads. In heave, first order forces can induce significant motion, whose damping is a crucial factor for the platform downtime. These two topics have been investigated in this thesis
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude
  • Director: Luis Perez Rojas (UPM)
  • Director: Alexandre N. Simos
  • Autor: Carlos López Pavón
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: CEHINAV (Canal de Ensayos Hidrodinámicos de la E.T.S.I. Navales)
  • Departamento: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
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Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)