Coupled analysis of floating and fixed offshore wind turbines
Simulating the dynamic response of floating wind turbines at sea requires coupled FEA simulations that account for the combined effects of aerodynamic loads on the blades, active blades pitch control, hydrodynamic loads on the floating platform and dynamic mooring loads. DeepLines Wind™ is a comprehensive software program designed specifically to assess the dynamic response of floating and fixed-bottom wind turbines submitted to offshore environmental loadings. DeepLines Wind™ allows to perform fully-coupled dynamic FEA simulations of all offshore wind turbine components. These simulations provide understanding of the dynamic response of the wind turbines, the floating platform, the dynamic mooring lines and the power cable.