10MW monopile offshore wind turbine in short crested waves
  •  Work:
    • Develop new wave modelling methods that are both more realistic then those used and also of suitable for engineering use.
    • Develop 10MW reference monopile and jacket turbines for Dogger Bank conditions
    • Compare existing and project-developed wave and wave load models with respect to dimensioning fatigue and extreme loads for offshore wind turbines
    • Instigate how different wind field models approved in the standards influence dimensioning fatigue loads
    • Developed validated methods for modelling short crested waves and wave loads in shallow waters with CFD
  • Main innovations:
    • Developed methods and software that for the first time made it possible to model highly realistic second order short crested waves at engineering speed
    • Developed a new and more realistic way to model extreme waves
  • Industry benefits
    • More realistic engineering speed models for waves and wave loads
    • Knowledge about how calculated fatigue and extreme loads vary with used wave and sea lods models
    • Developed technologies available for industry in IFE’s simulation tool 3DFloat
  • Project partners:
  • Project type: KPN project financed by the industry partners and the ENERGIX program at the RCN
10MW offshore wind turbine with a jacket foundation
CFD simulations replicating model tests of wave loads on monopile