Chapter 17

Physical Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response

Domenico Lombardi1, Subhamoy Bhattacharya2 and George Nikitas2,    1The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom,    2University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom    Email: 1domenico.lombardi@manchester.ac.uk

Abstract

Offshore wind turbines (OWTs) are considered as an important element of the future energy infrastructure. The majority of operational OWTs are founded on monopiles in water depths up to 30 m. Alternative foundation arrangements, however, are needed for future development rounds in deeper waters. To date, there have been no long-term observations of the performance of these relatively novel structures, although the monitoring ...

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