Floating wind turbines – modeling and control

13 dicembre 2023
Orario di inizio 
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
A221 room
Comunità studentesca UniTrento
Ingresso libero
Dipartimento Ingegneria Industriale
Jacopo Serafini, Roma Tre University

Floating turbines represent the new frontier of the wind energy sector. Despite their considerable technological and economic complexity, floating turbines make it possible to exploit the enormous potential of deep sea areas.
In this seminar we will outline the major critical issues of this technology, the challenges in terms of modeling and above all control. In fact, the standard strategies used for fixed foundation turbines cannot be used and this opens up the possibility of using more sophisticated and potentially profitable techniques including Model Predictive Control.


Jacopo Serafini graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and obtained his doctorate in 2009. He is currently a fixed-term researcher (RTdA) at the "Department of Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Aeronautical Technologies" of the University of Rome Tre where he also teaches "Flight Dynamics" and "Wind Turbine Design" at the engineering MScs courses of Roma Tre University.

His research activity focuses on flight dynamics, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of rotary-wing aircraft. In recent years he has introduced a line of research relating to the study of the dynamics and control of onshore and offshore wind turbines. He is involved in many European, National and Industrial projects.