Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 671–683, 2017

Special issue: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2016

Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 671–683, 2017
Research article
22 Dec 2017
Research article | 22 Dec 2017

Modern methods for investigating the stability of a pitching floating platform wind turbine

Matthew Lennie et al.

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Floating platform wind turbines present a challenge for engineers to simulate. This paper explores some better methods for simulating the aerodynamics of wind turbines as they move about on a floating platform. We also derived a new way of investigating whether the aerodynamics of the wind turbine rotor help it stay stable.