Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 527–547, 2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 527–547, 2019
Research article
23 Sep 2019
Research article | 23 Sep 2019

Performance study of the QuLAF pre-design model for a 10 MW floating wind turbine

Freddy J. Madsen et al.

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This paper presents a comparison study of the simplified model QuLAF (Quick Load Analysis of Floating wind turbines) and FAST for the planar version of various design load cases, in order to investigate how accurate results can be obtained from this simplified model. The overall analysis shows that QuLAF is generally very good at estimating the bending moment at the tower base and the floater motions, whereas the nacelle acceleration is generally underpredicted.