Model Floating Turbine and Platform Testing Advances

The DeepCwind Consortium researchers for floating turbine design and lab testing will be taking a 1:50 scale model floating turbine and platform to Marin, a wave basin testing facility in the Netherlands. The testing will proceed in three phases: first, a fixed-base turbine with wind; second, a turbine atop a floating platform with waves; and third, a turbine atop a floating platform with combined wind and waves. The objective of the tests is to validate numerical models for floating wind turbines, which is critical to the design and optimization of these structures.

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