Computer Modeling of Wind Turbines: 2. Free-Surface FSI and Fatigue-Damage

Yuri Bazilevs, Jinhui Yan, Xiaowei Deng, Artem Korobenko

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This article reviews state-of-the-art numerical techniques for fluid–structure interaction (FSI) of full-scale wind-turbine systems. Simulation of floating wind turbines subjected to combined wind-flow and ocean-wave forcing, and modeling of high-cycle fatigue failure of blades due to long-term cyclic aerodynamic loading, are the focal points of this article. Computational techniques including advanced structural modeling based on Isogeometric Analysis, free-surface FSI, and fatigue-damage modeling, are presented. Representative computational examples involving land-based and floating offshore wind-turbine designs illustrate the versatility and power of the computational methods developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1101-1115
Number of pages15
JournalArchives of Computational Methods in Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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