Zhang, J., Liu, Q., Shi, X. and Guedes Soares, C. (2018), “Experimental study on the wave loads on monopile and jacket type support of offshore wind turbines” , Proceedings of the ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2018), 17-22 June, Madrid, Spain

As the offshore fixed wind turbine developed, more ones will be installed in the sea field with the depth 15-50 meters. Wave force will be one of the main forces that dominate the design of the wind turbine base, which is calculated using the Morison equation traditionally. This method can predict the wave forces for the small cylinders if the drag and inertia coefficients are obtained accurately. This paper will give a series scaled tests of monopile and jacket type base of the offshore wind turbine in tank to study the nonlinear wave loads.

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