This project developed models and software that for the first time made it possible for engineers to realistically model the soil loads on bottom fixed offshore wind turbines.
- Develop highly realistic integrated engineering models of soil loads on piles and suction bucks
- Main innovation:
- Tools that for the first time made it possible to get highly realistic soil loads in integrated engineering tools for offshore wind turbines
- Industry benefits
- Possible for engineers to simulate offshore wind turbines with realistic, and not crudely simplified, soil loads
- Tools accessible via IFE’s wind turbine simulation software 3DFloat