For my final master thesis research I am investigating the possibilities of raising the maximum allowable wind speed for installing wind turbine blades. At the moment the industry is capable of installing a single wind turbine blade offshore up to 10 m/s wind. In order to find solutions to raise this wind speed I will be simulating a free hanging wind turbine blade in horizontal position from two cables in unsteady conditions under different pitch and yaw angles.
My question is:
- Is AeroDyn capable of calculating the aerodynamic forces on a horizontal “free” hanging blade (so not clamped and not rotating) for different yaw and pitch angles?
- Is it possible to model the dynamic system of cables in ADAMS and couple this with AeroDyn?
I hope to have informed you well, if you have any questions I could elaborate more on the aim of the study.
Thank you in advance and I hope to hear some comments and ideas.