An in-house computational tool, called MIST, has been developed to improve the accuracy of the aerodynamic loads predictions of floating wind turbines. MIST has an aerodynamic module based on a Free Vortex filament Method (FVM) for the wake combined with a Lifting Line (LL) model for the blades. This aerodynamic model has been validated, in this first instance, for an onshore configuration against well known experimental data. Different options for the critical parameters of the code have been analyzed to get a deeper understanding of the impact of certain assumptions of this kind of models.

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