A Simulation of Non-Simultaneous Ice Crushing Force for Wind Turbine Towers with Large Slopes
AbstractWhen the offshore wind energy industry attempts to develop in cold regions, ice load becomes the main technological challenge for offshore wind turbine foundation design. Dynamic ice loads acting on wind turbine foundations should be calculated in a reasonable way. The scope of this study is to present a numerical model that considers the non-simultaneous ice crushing failure acting on the vertical structure of a wind turbine’s foundation. The local ice crushing force at the contact surface between the ice sheet and structure is calculated. The boundary of the ice sheet is updated at each time step based on the indentation length of the ice sheet according to its structure. Ice loads are validated against two model tests with three different structure models developed by other researchers. The time series of the ice forces derived from the simulation and model tests are compared. The proposed numerical model can capture the main trends of ice–wind turbine foundation interaction. The simulation results agree well with measured data from the model tests in terms of maximum ice force, which is a key factor for wind turbine design. The proposed model will be helpful for assisting the initial design of wind turbine foundations in cold regions. View Full-Text
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Zhou, L.; Ding, S.; Song, M.; Gao, J.; Shi, W. A Simulation of Non-Simultaneous Ice Crushing Force for Wind Turbine Towers with Large Slopes. Energies 2019, 12, 2608.
Zhou L, Ding S, Song M, Gao J, Shi W. A Simulation of Non-Simultaneous Ice Crushing Force for Wind Turbine Towers with Large Slopes. Energies. 2019; 12(13):2608.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Li; Ding, Shifeng; Song, Ming; Gao, Junliang; Shi, Wei. 2019. "A Simulation of Non-Simultaneous Ice Crushing Force for Wind Turbine Towers with Large Slopes." Energies 12, no. 13: 2608.
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