The WINFLO project (Wind turbine with INnovative design for Floating Lightweight Offshore) aims at the development of competitive floating offshore wind turbines, by a consortium of 3 industrial partners (Nass&Wind Industrie, DCNS and Vergnet SA) and 2 scientific partners (IFREMER and ENSTA Bretagne). The design of the floater is an innovative semi-submersible free floating platform with particular aspects. Classical steps toward the assessment of the hydrodynamic and energy production performance include numerical modeling, model scale tank testing and intermediate or full scale tests at sea. The present study describes the wave tank tests including wind generation compared to some numerical modeling results of the coupled system composed of the support floater and the wind turbine.
Tank Testing of a New Concept of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine
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Le Boulluec, M, Ohana, J, Martin, A, & Houmard, A. "Tank Testing of a New Concept of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 8: Ocean Renewable Energy. Nantes, France. June 9–14, 2013. V008T09A100. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-11577
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