A review of state-of-the-art in torque generation and control of floating vertical-axis wind turbines

Schmidt Paulsen, U. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Large-scale floating vertical axis wind turbines have great potential for offshore applications. This presentation will review recent developments for generating torque and controlling vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) specifically for floating
applications. The phenomena presented include dynamic stall and pitching of the blades, as well as design of airfoils for VAWT
Held at the Euromech 2016 colloqium hosted by TUDelft 7-9 September in Delft, The Nederlands
Period7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Held atEuromech Sp. z o.o., France
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • floating
  • VAWT
  • tailored airfoils
  • spar buoy
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelastic design methods