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Analysis of a Gyroscopic-Stabilized Floating Offshore Hybrid Wind-Wave Platform

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(6), 439; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8060439
Received: 19 April 2020 / Revised: 9 June 2020 / Accepted: 10 June 2020 / Published: 15 June 2020
The energy innovation scenario sees hybrid wind-wave platforms as a promising technology for reducing the variability of the power output and for the minimization of the cost of offshore marine renewable installations. This article presents a model that describes the installation of a 5 MW wind turbine on a floating platform designed by Fincantieri and equipped with gyroscopic stabilization. The use of gyros allows for the delivery of platform stabilization by damping the wave and wind induced motion on the floater and at the same time producing extra power. Shetland Island was chosen as the reference site because of its particularly harsh weather. Final results show that the total production of power in moderate and medium climate conditions is considerable thanks to the installation of the gyro, together with a significant stabilization of the platform in terms of pitching angle and nacelle acceleration. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind energy; wave energy; gyroscope; floating platform; hydrodynamics; marine renewable wind energy; wave energy; gyroscope; floating platform; hydrodynamics; marine renewable
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Fenu, B.; Attanasio, V.; Casalone, P.; Novo, R.; Cervelli, G.; Bonfanti, M.; Sirigu, S.A.; Bracco, G.; Mattiazzo, G. Analysis of a Gyroscopic-Stabilized Floating Offshore Hybrid Wind-Wave Platform. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 439. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8060439

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Fenu B, Attanasio V, Casalone P, Novo R, Cervelli G, Bonfanti M, Sirigu SA, Bracco G, Mattiazzo G. Analysis of a Gyroscopic-Stabilized Floating Offshore Hybrid Wind-Wave Platform. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2020; 8(6):439. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8060439

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Fenu, Beatrice; Attanasio, Valentino; Casalone, Pietro; Novo, Riccardo; Cervelli, Giulia; Bonfanti, Mauro; Sirigu, Sergej A.; Bracco, Giovanni; Mattiazzo, Giuliana. 2020. "Analysis of a Gyroscopic-Stabilized Floating Offshore Hybrid Wind-Wave Platform" J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 8, no. 6: 439. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8060439

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