Uncertainty in the physical testing of floating wind energy platforms’ accuracy versus precision
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Desmond, Cian J.
This paper examines the impact on experimental uncertainty of introducing aerodynamic and rotor gyroscopic loading on a model multirotor floating wind energy platform during physical testing. In addition, a methodology and a metric are presented for the assessment of the uncertainty across the full time series for the response of a floating wind energy platform during wave basin testing. It is shown that there is a significant cost incurred in terms of experimental uncertainty through the addition of rotor thrust in the laboratory environment for the considered platform. A slight reduction in experimental uncertainty is observed through the introduction of gyroscopic rotor loading for most platform responses.
Uncertainty , Accuracy , Precision , Multi-rotor , Floating wind , Offshore wind , Wave basin , Physical testing , Validation
Desmond, C. J., Hinrichs, J.-C. and Murphy, J. (2019) ‘Uncertainty in the Physical Testing of Floating Wind Energy Platforms’ Accuracy versus Precision’, Energies. MDPI AG, 12(3), (14pp). doi: 10.3390/en12030435