Sensitivity to Aerodynamic Forces for the Accurate Modelling of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

AuthorsFernandes, G., Make, M., Gueydon, S., Vaz
Conference/JournalProceedings of the Renewable2014 conference, Lisbon, Portugal
DateNov 27, 2014

In this paper the simulation of MARIN Stock Wind Turbine (MSWT) at model-scale (1/50) conditions has been addressed. Standard (BEMT, XFOIL) and advanced (CFD) methods have been used. Both the panel method code XFOIL and the BEMT tool FAST are engineering tools used successfully for the study of airfoils and wind turbines at typical full-scale conditions, e.g. Reynolds numbers > 1E6. However, for the current work at model-scale the characteristic Reynolds numbers are lower than 1E5. The two-dimensional input data for the BEMT code was calculated in the common way using XFOIL and also with the viscous-flow ReFRESCO CFD code.

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