This paper deals with the numerical design of a floating offshore wind turbine outdoor large-scale prototype based on the DTU 10MW. The objective of this work is to develop a numerical simulation environment for the design of an outdoor scaled prototype. The numerical model is realized coupling the preliminary designed Blue Growth Farm large-scale turbine model with a traditional floater, the OC3 spar buoy. The numerical model is used to evaluate the loads associated with the wind turbine when combined to a floating foundation, with the focus on the coupling between the dynamics of the control system and the one of the floating platform. In addition to this, also the consistency of loads on crucial turbine components is an interesting test bench for the evaluation of the dynamical effects and drives the final design of the physical model.

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