The offshore wind resources found globally present a great opportunity for power generation. Floating foundations will play a major role in utilizing these resources. The GICON®-Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is meant to provide a solution for harnessing the power of offshore wind. The project is a joint development of private industry and academic institutions. Currently ongoing research includes the comparison of calculated data with actual experimental data obtained through wave tank experiments with a scale model. These tests have provided insights regarding the dynamic characteristics of the GICON®-TLP by analyzing the eigenfrequencies.
GICON®-TLP for Wind Turbines – Validation of Calculated Results
Adam, Frank, Steinke, Christian, Dahlhaus, Frank, and Jochen Großmann. "GICON®-TLP for Wind Turbines – Validation of Calculated Results." Paper presented at the The Twenty-third International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 2013.
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