Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
13 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 13 Feb 2024

An experimental study on the aerodynamic loads of a floating offshore wind turbine under imposed motions

Federico Taruffi, Felipe Novais, and Axelle Viré


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2023-86', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2023-86', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Nov 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on wes-2023-86', Federico Taruffi, 05 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Federico Taruffi on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Dec 2023) by Sandrine Aubrun
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Jan 2024)
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2024) by Sandrine Aubrun
ED: Publish as is (09 Jan 2024) by Paul Fleming (Chief editor)
AR by Federico Taruffi on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2024)
Short summary
Floating wind turbines are subject to complex aerodynamics that are not yet fully understood. Lab-scale experiments are crucial for capturing these phenomena and validate numerical tools. This paper presents a new wind tunnel experimental setup able to study the response of a wind turbine rotor when subjected to prescribed motions in 6 degrees of freedom. The observed unsteady effects underscore the importance of pursuing research on the impact of floater motions on wind turbine performance.
Final-revised paper