Effect of Flap Type Wave Energy Converters on the Response of a Semi-Submersible Wind Turbine in Operational Conditions
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In the present paper the effect of flap type wave energy converters on the response of a floating semi-submersible wind turbine is investigated and reported. Two different layouts with regard to the number of rotating flaps that are utilized are considered and compared with the case of a pure floating semi-submersible wind turbine. Comparisons of response in terms of stability, motions and internal loads are made for selected environmental conditions. The combined operation of the rotating flaps results in an increase of the produced power without affecting significantly selected critical response quantities of the semi-submersible platform.