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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Matthew A. Lackner
James F. Manwell
This dissertation integrated the free vortex method code Wake Induced Dynamics Simulator (WInDS), which was developed by Sebastian et al., into the open source and widely-used software FAST. A range of computational strategies including paral- lelization and Treecode algorithms are used to increase the computational efficiency of the software. Full aero-hydro-servo-elastic simulations with free vortex method are conducted, which focus on an in-depth study on the influence of the aeroelasticity of the wind turbine and platform motions on the unsteadiness of the aerodynamics, and the comparison of aeroelastic responses of two floating wind turbine concepts. This dissertation also applies long short-term memory (LSTM) architecture for fast wind power prediction.
Liu, Shujian, "AEROELASTIC SIMULATION OF WIND TURBINES USING FREE VORTEX METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR ACCELERATING THE COMPUTATION" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. 1194.
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