Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Research article
01 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 01 Mar 2023

Platform yaw drift in upwind floating wind turbines with single-point-mooring system and its mitigation by individual pitch control

Iñaki Sandua-Fernández, Felipe Vittori, Raquel Martín-San-Román, Irene Eguinoa, and José Azcona-Armendáriz


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-86: Other works on the yaw mechanism of single-point-pooring based FOWTs', Christian Schulz, 24 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Iñaki Sandua, 27 Oct 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-86', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Iñaki Sandua, 30 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-86', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Iñaki Sandua, 30 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Iñaki Sandua on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2023) by Jan-Willem van Wingerden
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2023) by Paul Fleming (Chief editor)
AR by Iñaki Sandua on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This work analyses in detail the causes of the yaw drift in floating offshore wind turbines with a single-point-mooring system induced by an upwind wind turbine. The ability of an individual pitch control strategy based on yaw misalignment is demonstrated through simulations using the NREL 5 MW wind turbine mounted on a single-point-mooring version of the DeepCwind OC4 floating platform. This effect is considered to be relevant for all single-point-moored concepts.
Final-revised paper