Results from the FOCAL Experiment Campaign 1: Turbine Control Co-Design: Article No. 022082

Richard Kimball, Amy Robertson, M. Fowler, Nicole Mendoza, Alan Wright, A. Goupee, E. Lenfest, A. Parker

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the scaling approach and results from the first experimental campaign of the Floating Offshore-wind and Controls Advanced Laboratory (FOCAL) Experimental Program, which is focused on developing public data sets to support the validation of numerical models for floating wind control co-design. A 1:70 Froude-scale performance-matched model of the IEA Wind 15-MW reference turbine was designed, built, and characterized on a fixed base. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Reference Open-Source COntroller (ROSCO) was integrated into the scale testing to examine the impact advanced turbine and generator control strategies have on turbine performance and loads, enabling validation of control strategies for floating wind design optimization.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume2265
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-82446

Keywords

  • control co-design
  • offshore wind
  • validation

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