The Influence of Synthetic Mooring Line Stiffness Model Type on Global Floating Offshore Wind Turbine
Publication Name: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Abstract. Floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) over the past decade have been targeted as a solution to reducing dependence on fossil fuel. At this point the hulls of FOWTs have been a huge point of emphasis for the research community. FOWT mooring systems, however, have recently started to garner more attention. One solution that has gained traction to reduce cost is mooring the turbine with a synthetic mooring system as opposed to the traditional chain catenary system. Currently there is guidance provided for designing synthetic mooring systems, but it is more geared to the needs of the offshore oil and gas industry, and often leads to conservative designs. This work investigates the stiffness models recommended by the design guides and their influence on FOWT global response.