Simulation length requirements

Hi Jason,

I am conducting a sensitivity analysis of the 5 MW NREL monopile and came across ‘Simulation-length requirements in the loads analysis of offshore floating wind turbines’ by L. Haid. I was wondering if you have produced/come across any similar publications pertaining to fixed structures so I do not end up reinventing the wheel?

Many thanks,

Faryal

Dear Faryal,

I have not seen nor done a similar study for fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines. Of course for fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines, the wind and wave loads generally have little coupling, so it is often possible to run separate wind-only and wave-only cases and superimpose the results (as is often done in the offshore industry).

Best regards,