My name is Anela Bajric-Hodzic and I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Engineering. I obtained my doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 2017 at the Technical University of Denmark on the topic of structural damping. During my MSc studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, my curiosity to understand the underlying mechanisms of the dynamics and vibrations encountered in structures exposed to severe dynamic excitations, was sparked. I have since worked on multiple projects regarding structural dynamics of small and large scale structures.
I am participating in Work Package 4.1, which focuses on holistic structural design of offshore wind turbine generators in extreme conditions in coastal regions of China. The characteristic soil conditions govern the design of monopile foundations, together with the extreme wave and wind loads that such structure will experience in this environment. The extreme loading from waves and wind will be accounted for in a coupled aeroelastic model integrating the state of the art foundation models to identify the design drivers in ultimate-, serviceability and fatigue limit state. Thereby the significance of the structural loading, structural dynamics and foundation design can be quantified for future scales of offshore wind turbines. This will ultimately result in an overview of design drivers associated with future scales of offshore wind turbine generators in coastal regions of China. In parallel, the design overview will enable an investigation of the necessary sensor layout for subsequent structural, wave and wind load identification in extreme conditions, through monitored data