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Real-time hybrid testing for extreme marine environments.

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Testing floating wind turbines in hydrodynamic laboratories is challenging due to 1) poor wind field modelling, 2) Froude-Reynolds scaling conflict and impossibility to apply correct rotor loads using a physical rotor.

Objective:  The project has been developing hybrid testing, i.e. a testing method in which the physical system under study is partitioned into two (or more) subsystems: A physical subsystem tested experimentally in model-scale, connected in a real-time manner with a numerical subsystem, simulated on a computer. The two parts interact with each other using a network of sensors and actuators.

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Project duration

2016 - 2021

Project partners:

  • NTNU
  • Equinor
  • ABB
  • Salmar

Budget: 20.8 MNOK (14.5 MNOK for SINTEF)

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