University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Simplified load estimation and sizing of suction anchors for spar buoy type floating offshore wind turbines

Arany, L and Bhattacharya, Suby (2018) Simplified load estimation and sizing of suction anchors for spar buoy type floating offshore wind turbines Ocean Engineering, 159. pp. 348-357.

SRI_Open_Access_Anchor_Loads_Ocean_Energy_2018.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB) | Preview


Floating offshore wind turbines are complex dynamic structures, and detailed analysis of their loads require coupled aero-servo-hydro-elasto-dynamic simulations. However, time domain approach used for such analysis is slow, computationally expensive and requires detailed data about the wind turbine. Therefore, simplified approaches are necessary for feasibility studies, front-end engineering design (FEED) and the early phases of detailed design. This paper aims to provide a methodology with which the designer of the anchors can easily and quickly assess the expected ultimate loads on the foundations. For this purpose, a combination of a quasi-static wind load analysis and Morison’s equation for wave load estimation using Airy waves is employed. Dynamic amplification is also considered and design load cases are established for ultimate limit state (ULS) design. A simple procedure is also presented for sizing suction caisson anchors. All steps are demonstrated through an example problem and the Hywind case study is considered for such purpose.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Arany, L
Date : 24 April 2018
DOI : 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.04.013
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Floating Wind Turbines, Anchor lines, ULS Loads, Hywind wind farm
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 10 Apr 2018 08:46
Last Modified : 24 Apr 2019 02:08

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800