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Software-in-the-Loop provides valuable alternative to traditional offshore wind model testing

AuthorsErik-Jan de Ridder, Rene Lindeboom
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 123
Date25 Apr 2018
Reading time3 minutes

Since 2003, MARIN has built up an extensive trackrecordin testing floating wind turbines. To date, themain method for model testing has been based on adedicated wind setup and on MARIN’s stock turbinethat was developed at an early stage of these typesof model tests. Although we believe that tests withthe stock turbine are valuable, a new method hasbeen adopted in which a hybrid solution betweensimulationsand physical model tests has beendeveloped,giving more flexibility in selecting themodel scale and shorter preparation time.


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ErikJan de Ridder

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