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DHI and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are currently testing a scaled model of a 10MW offshore wind turbine on a floating platform.

The basin tests include simultaneous wind and waves and take place in DHI’s deep water basin as part of the INNWIND.EU project. The turbine is DTU’s 10MW reference wind turbine, which is being tested for the first time ever in a floating configuration. The experimental setup has been designed and built by two MSc students – Anders Mandrup Hansen and Robert Laugesen – and involves a newly built 4x4 m wind generator and a re-designed rotor that satisfies the specialised scaling relations for turbine motion in simultaneous wind and wave forcing. The purpose of the experiments is to gain insight into the complex interaction of wind- and wave-induced turbine dynamics during operational conditions and extreme sea states.

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