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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 819384, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/819384
Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of Offshore Wind Power Platform for 5 MW Baseline NREL Turbine

Binus Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Kebon Jeruk Raya No. 27, Jakarta 11530, Indonesia

Received 4 June 2015; Revised 12 August 2015; Accepted 23 August 2015

Academic Editor: Ray K. L. Su

Copyright © 2015 Taufik Roni Sahroni. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents the modeling and simulation of offshore wind power platform for oil and gas companies. Wind energy has become the fastest growing renewable energy in the world and major gains in terms of energy generation are achievable when turbines are moved offshore. The objective of this project is to propose new design of an offshore wind power platform. Offshore wind turbine (OWT) is composed of three main structures comprising the rotor/blades, the tower nacelle, and the supporting structure. The modeling analysis was focused on the nacelle and supporting structure. The completed final design was analyzed using finite element modeling tool ANSYS to obtain the structure’s response towards loading conditions and to ensure it complies with guidelines laid out by classification authority Det Norske Veritas. As a result, a new model of the offshore wind power platform for 5 MW Baseline NREL turbine was proposed.