Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Research article
16 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 16 Nov 2023

Realistic turbulent inflow conditions for estimating the performance of a floating wind turbine

Cédric Raibaudo, Jean-Christophe Gilloteaux, and Laurent Perret

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The work presented here proposes interfacing experimental measurements performed in a wind tunnel with simulations conducted with the aeroelastic code FAST and applied to a floating wind turbine model under wave-induced motion. FAST simulations using experiments match well with those obtained using the inflow generation method provided by TurbSim. The highest surge motion frequencies show a significant decrease in the mean power produced by the turbine and a mitigation of the flow dynamics.