There has been a resurgence of interest in the development of vertical axis wind turbines which have several inherent attributes that offer some advantages for offshore operations, particularly their scalability and low over-turning moments with better accessibility to drivetrain components. This paper describes the current status of a ‘semi-coupled’ model of dynamics, and a first investigation of the relative order of magnitude of aerodynamic loads on the system and how they influence the system's motion.

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