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REDWIN

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.

 

  • Work:
    • 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
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