Preliminary Design of a Multi-Column TLP Foundation for a 5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine

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Yongsheng Zhao; Jianmin Yang; Yanping He;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Energies, volume 5, issue 10 10, pages 1-18 (issn: 1996-1073)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/en5103874
  • Subject: floating wind turbine (FWT) | tension leg platform | Technology | preliminary design | natural frequency analysis | floating wind turbine (FWT); offshore wind; tension leg platform; preliminary design; natural frequency analysis | offshore wind | T
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Currently, floating wind turbines (FWTs) may be the more economical and suitable systems with which to exploit offshore wind energy in deep waters. Among the various types of floating foundations for offshore wind farms, a tension leg platform (TLP) foundation can provi... View more
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