UK & CHN Core - UK & China Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Extreme Wind

This project address the problem of loading from typhoons and survivability in soft soils of offshore wind turbines in China and is structured in five work groups (WG)
WG1 — wave environment
Modelling the evolution of waves in shallow waters under energy input. A variety of methods will be used including Boussinsq, non-linear Schrodinger; fully non-linear and laboratory experiments.
WG2 — wave loads
Looking at loads from breaking and non-breaking waves on monopiles. Both experimental and numerical methods will be used. Focus will go on the frequency content of the loads.
WG3 — wind environment and loads
Analysis of wind extreme during typhoon events
WG4 — unified design
Bringing together WG1-3 together with the latest developments in geotechnical engineering to improve design of offshore wind turbines.