Alleviation of fatigue in renewable energy support structures

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Abstract

Offshore renewable energy is experiencing an explosion of activity in response to ambitious renewable energy targets, however the drive to increase turbine size in deeper water whilst at the same time to reduce capex and installation costs in addition to the speed of development means there is a danger that structures may be designed and deployed that are inherently prone to fatigue. Offshore structures have come a long way since the pioneering early Oil & Gas jackets in the 1960s and 1970s. In forty years of designing and operating large Oil & Gas structures in the North Sea tremendous changes have occurred in development of advanced numerical modelling of stress, fatigue and loading in addition to vast improvements in steel quality/strength, manufacturing processes and inspection, monitoring and quality control. This paper addresses some of the fundamental areas where current design standards may not be appropriate for renewable energy support structures in this new era of advanced sensors and information systems. It will also discuss advanced fatigue alleviation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011
Pages485-489
Number of pages5
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2011
CountryNetherlands
CityRotterdam
Period19/06/1124/06/11

Keywords

  • fatigue
  • renewable energy
  • offshore renewable energy

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