Semi Submersible Support Structure for VAWT

Publieke samenvatting / Public summary

This project investigated the optimization of a floating support structure for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) with blade pitch control. VAWTs have potential for floating application, but there are also several challenges to face. An integral design approach with identification and mitigation of the design driving load cases led to a lighter and more cost-effective floating VAWT.