Hydrodynamic loads on offshore wind turbines

Drag, inertia and cross-flow forces on offshore foundations including secondary structures

DONG Energy wanted to gain a better understanding of the effects of wave loads on offshore wind turbine foundations. To help them do this, we performed physical model tests and used OpenFOAM® to conduct numerical simulations to analyse wave-structure interaction. DONG Energy will use the information to adjust their design tools for more accurate predictions.

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