Integrated simulation challenges with the DeepWind floating vertical axis wind turbine concept

David Verelst, Helge Aagaard Madsen , Michael Borg, Uwe Schmidt Paulsen, Harald G. Svendsen, Petter Andreas Berthelsen

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Abstract

This paper presents the experiences and challenges with concurrently carrying out numerical model development, integrated simulations and design of a novel floating vertical axis wind turbine, the DeepWind concept. The floating VAWT modelling capabilities of the aero-hydro-elastic HAWC2 simulation tool are briefly described and the design approach adopted for such a challenging project was to independently design subsystems in parallel, apart from essential design specifications. Instability issues encountered when integrating all subsystems in the unified numerical model, in particular blade edgewise and controller instabilities, are presented and efforts to alleviate such issues are detailed. A multidisciplinary design and optimization approach is proposed to eliminate these issues and accelerate future design cycles.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume80
Pages (from-to)321-328
ISSN1876-6102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind'2015 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 4 Feb 20156 Feb 2015

Conference

Conference12th Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference, EERA DeepWind'2015
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period04/02/201506/02/2015

Bibliographical note

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license

Keywords

  • Floating wind turbines
  • Vertical axis wind turbine
  • Integrated simulations

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