Performance of tuned mass dampers for vibration reduction in a tlp floating wind turbine
Paper i proceeding, 2020

Tension leg platform (TLP) floating wind turbines (FWTs) experience high-amplitude, dynamic structural vibrations under complex loading conditions. Tuned mass dampers (TMDs) are a simple yet effective means to reduce such loadings. This work focuses on load reduction by TMDs for the WindStar TLP system, and optimizes the TMDs’ parameters in a parametric study. Dynamic analysis then assesses FWTs with and without a TMD in a selected set of load cases. Results show that optimized TMD can reduce nacelle acceleration by up to 20%, especially in extreme conditions.

Floating wind turbine (FWT)

Tension leg platform

Structural vibration control

Tuned mass damper (TMD)


Yi Pin Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yong Sheng Zhao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yan Ping He

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Zhi Yu Jiang

Universitetet i Agder

Zhao Long Han

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Wengang Mao

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Marin teknik

Yan Lin Shao

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

10986189 (ISSN) 15551792 (eISSN)

Vol. 2020-October 406-414
9781880653845 (ISBN)

30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2020
Virtual, Online, ,


Teknisk mekanik


Marin teknik

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