An hybrid approach for the comparison of VAWT and HAWT performances for floating offshore wind turbines

Type Article
Date 2020-09
Language English
Author(s) Matoug Camil1, 2, 4, Augier Benoit1, Paillard B2, Maurice G2, Sicot C3, Barre S4
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER , Wave&Wind tank, Brest, France
2 : HydroQuest, Grenoble, France
3 : Institut PPRIME UPR 3346 – CNRS -ENSMA -Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
4 : LEGI, Grenoble, France
Source Journal of Physics: Conference Series (1742-6588) (IOP Publishing), 2020-09 , Vol. 1618 , P. 032026 (10p.)
DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/1618/3/032026
Abstract

This article describes the experimental comparison of the DTU 10MW HAWT with the WindQuest 10MW VAWT scaled models when both fitted on the Nautilus-10 semisubmersible. For the campaign in Ifremer Wind&Wave tank, different rotor representations are tested from inertia only to hybrid testing with propellers and a Software in the Loop. The hybrid testing uses a tabulated approach for thrust computation and is discussed in this article. The different thrust reproduction methods are compared to OpenFAST simulations calibrated during the Lifes50+ project and used as reference points. When quantifying the scale model's fidelity to Open Fast, cross-correlation was increased up to 14% with the use of the SiL. Thanks to the validation of hydrodynamic simulations based on experimental responses of the floater, it is shown that the VAWT rotor can be upscaled to 13MW for the same platform.

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