Advanced Wave and Wind Load Models for Floating Wind Turbine Mooring System Design
WINDMOOR is a 4-year KPN-project funded by the Research Council of Norway and offshore wind industry. The project started in 2019 and has a total budget of 16.6 MNOK.
WINDMOOR's main goal is to enable a more efficient design of floating wind turbine farms, by improving load analysis methods. Key knowledge that needs to be addressed include:
Validated hydrodynamic load models for low-frequency excitation and damping of floating wind turbines.
Better understanding of the consequences of atmospheric stability and aerodynamic interactions between turbines for floating wind turbine dynamics.
Efficient global analysis methods for floating wind turbines in a farm formation, including aerodynamic interactions relevant to shared anchors, power cables, or mooring lines.
Testing tomorrow’s offshore wind technology
The industry is predicting a bright future for floating offshore wind farms. An entirely new concept has recently been tested in Trondheim.