The proposed project is structured in five work packages (WP), with an overview outlined below:
This WP will summarise and compare the key environmental parameters for the engineering design of ORE structures to provide the required data for robust structural designs (WP2), a coupled aero-hydro-servo-elastic numerical model (WP3) and fundamental variables for the resilience valuation of ORE systems (WP4).
This WP will assess innovative design solutions to enhance coupled response characteristics, providing a resilient design in operation and extreme conditions.
The work proposed here will use the expertise within the consortium to advance and validate computational models.
This WP will assess the increased resilience of FOW systems if innovative load mitigating measures are integrated into the design.
The activities of this project will be directly build into a ‘Research Bridge’ using the outcomes to exchanging the knowledge into the other themes, whilst using the bridge to inform the activities within this project to enable a joined-up interdisciplinary and international programme of work.