Coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean modeling to characterize hurricane load cases for offshore wind turbines

Milan Curcic, Eungsoo Kim, Lance Manuel, Shuyi Chen, Mark Donelan, John Michalakes

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Abstract

We report on work in progress that is seeking to define hurricane load cases for the design of offshore wind turbines. A software tool, CHAISE (Coupled Hydro-Aerodynamic Interface for Storm Environments), is being developed that will integrate a fully coupled atmospheric-wave-ocean model, referred to as the University of Miami Coupled Model (UMCM), with downscaling using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools and, ultimately, with turbine aeroelastic loads computation. The goal is to simulate turbine rotor, tower, and support structure loads on an offshore wind turbine throughout the evolution of a hurricane. We present various elements of this end-to-end simulation capability that is under development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
StatePublished - Aug 19 2013
Event51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

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Name51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013

Other

Other51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period1/7/131/10/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Curcic, M., Kim, E., Manuel, L., Chen, S., Donelan, M., & Michalakes, J. (2013). Coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean modeling to characterize hurricane load cases for offshore wind turbines. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 (51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013).