A free wake vortex model for floating wind turbine aerodynamics

J. Dong

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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In order to significantly increase the share of wind energy produced worldwide, wind energy technology is moving from onshore to offshore and from shallow water to deep water. Floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) are expected to be economically better than bottom-mounted turbines when placed in water deeper than 60 metres. Despite key initiatives such as the installation of the world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland in 2017, many design and operational challenges need to be solved to make floating offshore wind turbines economically attractive.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Watson, S.J., Supervisor
  • Viré, A.C., Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Sept 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-250-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • wind energy
  • floating offshore wind turbine
  • vortex ring method
  • vortex ring state
  • BEM


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