Design Optimization of a 5 MW Floating Offshore Vertical-axis Wind Turbine

Uwe Schmidt Paulsen, Helge Aagård Madsen, Jesper Henri Hattel, Ismet Baran, Per Hørlyck Nielsen

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    This paper outlines results of a proposed layout of a light 2-bladed rotor, with a driving torque constraint matching the generator design, and shows details of the pultruded blade – and rotor geometry. In comparison with the 1st baseline design of a 5 MW VAWT concept this present development provides during standstill and operation significant less mass with a comparable level of loading strain in the blades and in the junctions between blade and tower. Optimized blade profile having a low weight and high stiffness is obtained according to the design evaluations based on the standstill calculations in ANSYS software. The selected profiles are used in the aero dynamic simulation. Furthermore the simulation code will be demonstrated to show the fully development model, integrating the simulation of turbulent wind inflow, actuator cylinder flow model, power controls, hydraulic floater - and mooring line systems implementation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)22-32
    JournalEnergy procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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