The research work is divided into four different work packages.
WP1: Floater and Farm mooring
- Material models for synthetic fibre ropes in mooring
- Mooring optimisation
- Farm mooring for floating wind turbines
- Interactions between low-frequency wind and wave loads
WP2: Low-frequency hydrodynamic loads
Analysis of experimental data
Nonlinear potential flow theory
Viscous drift loads
WP3: Wind field modelling
Dynamic wake meandering effects
WP4: Laboratory experiments
An extensive ocean basin experiment will be carried out to establish high-quality data for analysis of low-frequency platform responses for validation of analytical and numerical methods. The substructure to be tested will be a semisubmersible floater adapted for a large wind turbine (e.g. DTU 10MW). Wind turbine loads will be modelled with Real-time hybrid model testing (ReaTHM). The focus of the experimental investigation is on the wave-wind-structure interaction and hydrodynamic loads that govern the low frequency responses – thus large waves and conditions with current is of particular interest.