FloVAWT: progress on the development of a coupled model of dynamics for floating offshore vertical axis wind turbines

Andrew Shires, Maurizio Collu, Michael Borg

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Abstract

There has been a resurgence of interest in the development of vertical axis wind turbines which have several inherent attributes that offer some advantages for offshore operations, particularly their scalability and low over-turning moments with better accessibility to drivetrain components. This paper describes the current status of a 'semi-coupled' model of dynamics, and a first investigation of the relative order of magnitude of aerodynamic loads on the system and how they influence the system's motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
Pages345-351
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2013
Event23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 30 Jun 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period30/06/135/07/13

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Keywords

  • floating VAWT
  • wind turbine dynamics
  • modeling of dynamics

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Shires, A., Collu, M., & Borg, M. (2013). FloVAWT: progress on the development of a coupled model of dynamics for floating offshore vertical axis wind turbines. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 (pp. 345-351)