Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 867–883, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-867-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 867–883, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-867-2021

Research article 08 Jun 2021

Research article | 08 Jun 2021

Response of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind 15 MW WindCrete and Activefloat floating wind turbines to wind and second-order waves

Mohammad Youssef Mahfouz et al.

Model code and software

UPC - WINDCRETE OpenFAST model 15MW FOWT - Grand Canary Island C. Molins, P. Trubat, and M. Y. Mahfouz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4322446

COREWIND - ACTIVEFLOAT OpenFAST model 15 MW FOWT Grand Canary Island site R. Duran, S. Hernandez, F. Vigara, and M. Y. Mahfouz https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4322585

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Short summary
This paper introduces the numerical models of two 15 MW floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) WindCrete and Activefloat. WindCrete is a spar floating platform designed by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, while Activefloat is a semi-submersible platform designed by Esteyco. The floaters are designed within the Horizon 2020 project COREWIND. Later in the paper, the responses of both models to wind and second-order waves are analysed with an emphasis on the effect of second-order waves.