Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 677–696, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-677-2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 677–696, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-677-2022
Research article
24 Mar 2022
Research article | 24 Mar 2022

Parked and operating load analysis in the aerodynamic design of multi-megawatt-scale floating vertical-axis wind turbines

Mohammad Sadman Sakib and D. Todd Griffith

Model code and software

CACTUS SNL-WaterPower https://github.com/SNL-WaterPower/CACTUS

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Short summary
This paper presents a comprehensive aerodynamic design study for a 5 MW Darrieus offshore VAWT in the context of multi-megawatt floating VAWTs. This study systematically analyzes the effect of different, important design variables including the number of blades, aspect ratio and blade chord tapering in a comprehensive load analysis of both the parked and operating aerodynamic loads including turbine power performance analysis using a vortex-based aerodynamic model.