IEA-15MW Turbine - Loads and performance data for comparison

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David.Thompson
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IEA-15MW Turbine - Loads and performance data for comparison

Postby David.Thompson » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:52 am

Hi,

I was wondering what reports or other data there is available for the loads and turbine performance characteristics for the IEA-15MW reference turbine? The two following reports have very useful data:

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy20osti/75698.pdf
https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy20osti/77106.pdf

Any further information, particularly on fatigue loading (damage equivalent loads etc) and controller parameters (e.g. time histories of demanded pitch rate) would be helpful additional references for validating simulations.

Best regards,
David
Atkins Offshore Wind, UK

Garrett.Barter
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Re: IEA-15MW Turbine - Loads and performance data for comparison

Postby Garrett.Barter » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:36 am

Hi David,

Due to limited time and funding, we did not do any fatigue analysis on the IEA Wind 15MW Reference Turbine (both monopile and floating variants). For controller pitch histories, we unfortunately no longer have the original DLC runs used for the turbine, so we advise users to generate their own output files.

You should also be aware that we are prepping an update to the 15MW in the coming month or so that addresses some issues raised by the community. Changes are described here:
https://github.com/IEAWindTask37/IEA-15-240-RWT/blob/openfast_dev/ReleaseNotes.md

Cheers,
Garrett

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Re: IEA-15MW Turbine - Loads and performance data for comparison

Postby David.Thompson » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:26 am

Hi Garrett,

Thanks for your reply. I'll keep an eye out for the updates on github.

Kind regards,
David


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