This paper deals with vibration mitigation via tuned mass damper in bottom-fixed, horizontal-axis offshore wind turbines. Focusing on a baseline 5-MW turbine mounted on a monopile, equipped with an omnidirectional tuned mass damper inside the nacelle, the study explores a wide range of potential tuning frequencies, mass and damping ratios, in both operational and parked rotor conditions. It is found that the tuning frequency to attain optimal reduction of structural vibrations shall be changed depending on the wind velocity in operational conditions while, in contrast, is generally equal to the natural frequency of the first support structure modes only in parked conditions. This result, attributable to inherent non-linearity of rotor dynamics, demonstrates that a conventional design of the tuned mass damper based on the natural frequencies of the support structure modes may not be suitable for offshore wind turbines.

Vibration mitigation in offshore wind turbines via tuned mass damper

Failla Giuseppe
;
Arena Felice
2019-01-01

Abstract

This paper deals with vibration mitigation via tuned mass damper in bottom-fixed, horizontal-axis offshore wind turbines. Focusing on a baseline 5-MW turbine mounted on a monopile, equipped with an omnidirectional tuned mass damper inside the nacelle, the study explores a wide range of potential tuning frequencies, mass and damping ratios, in both operational and parked rotor conditions. It is found that the tuning frequency to attain optimal reduction of structural vibrations shall be changed depending on the wind velocity in operational conditions while, in contrast, is generally equal to the natural frequency of the first support structure modes only in parked conditions. This result, attributable to inherent non-linearity of rotor dynamics, demonstrates that a conventional design of the tuned mass damper based on the natural frequencies of the support structure modes may not be suitable for offshore wind turbines.
2019
Offshore wind turbine; Vibration mitigation; Tuned mass damper
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