Results of fatigue measurement campaign on XL monopiles and early predictive models

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In the present contribution, data from a measurement campaign on XL monopiles (with 9.5 MW turbines and water depths of up to 36 m) is presented. This campaign is based on data collected by three types of sensors: strain gauges (installed at the TP-tower interface), accelerations (taken at bottom, mid and upper levels of the tower) and SCADA data, comprising of wind speed, yaw angle, power, pitch angle and rpm. Additionally, wave and tidal data from a public Flemish maritime weather database is added. In a comparative analysis of XL monopiles' and standard monopiles it was seen that the fatigue behaviour of the former radically departs from the latter, with side-to-side damage surpassing fore-aft for nominal operational conditions, and standstill fatigue damage generally being bigger than nominal. Furthermore, following a methodology described in previous OWI-Lab research, artificial neural network models are trained using the aforementioned sensor data to estimate the fore-aft and side-side tower bending moment damage equivalent loads (DEL), through the use of three months worth of data with a comparative analysis ensuing. Finally, the models' performance is investigated for concrete operating conditions by correlating it with environmental and operating conditions (EOCs).

Originele taal-2English
TitelJournal of Physics: Conference Series
SubtitelThe Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2022) 1 – 3 June 2022, The Netherlands
UitgeverijIOP Publishing
Aantal pagina's10
StatusPublished - jun 2022
EvenementTORQUE 2022: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2022) - TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duur: 1 jun 20223 jun 2022

Publicatie series

NaamJournal of Physics: Conference Series
UitgeverijIOP Publishing Ltd.


ConferenceTORQUE 2022


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