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*VIRTUAL* – Design & Analysis of Floating Wind Turbine Structures

Online Design & Analysis of Floating Wind Turbine Structures Training


Synergie Training

Summary

Price
£850 inc VAT
Study method
Online with live classes
Duration
2 days, Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

Overview

Offshore wind development has witnessed a steady growth in the last decade. Floating wind turbines are a promising new technology in the field of offshore wind power development, particularly in deep water. In recent years, significant R&D effort has been spent in conceiving floater designs that are stiff enough to accommodate wind turbines and stable enough to cope with the highly dynamic environments that prevail in deep seas. Concomitantly, great amount of time has also been invested in developing design tools to accurately model and predict the dynamics of coupling wind turbines to floating structures. The course will deal with various aspects for the design and analysis of floating wind turbines including foundation.

Description

Wednesday 14th October 2020

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Overview of Floating Wind Turbine Concepts and Recent Developments

Mr Ben Smith

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 Lecture 2: Analysis Methods for Floating Wind Turbines

Mr Ben Smith

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 3: Design Requirements for Floating Wind Turbines

Mr Ben Smith

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 4: Marine and offshore environments in offshore wind farms

Dr Wenxian Yang

Thursday 15th October 2020

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Ocean Wave Analysis Applied to Floating Wind Turbines

Dr Wenxian Yang

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 Lecture 6: Wave and Current Loadings for Floating Wind Turbines

Dr Wenxian Yang

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 7: Hydrodynamic Design Aspects of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms

Dr Wenxian Yang

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 8: Catenary Mooring System Analysis for Floating Wind Turbines

Dr Wenxian Yang

LECTURE CONTENT

Lecture 1: Overview of Floating Wind Turbine Concepts and Recent Developments

  • Brief Overview of Floating Wind Industry
  • Benefits of Floating Wind
  • Key Technology Types & Differences
  • Key FOW Markets & Current Projects

Lecture 2: Analysis Methods for Floating Wind Turbines

  • Key Design Requirements for FOWTs
  • A Typical FOWT Overview
  • Hull & Mooring Design Process
  • Project Walkthrough

Lecture 3: Design Requirements for Floating Wind Turbines

  • Overview of Coupled, Mooring analysis & Load analysis
  • Use of CFD in FOWT design applications
  • Model Testing of FOWTs
  • Current and Future R&D Focus Areas

Lecture 4: Marine and Offshore Environments in Offshore Wind Farms

  • Overview of marine and offshore environments (including return period)
  • Method for describing wind
  • Method for describing tidal current
  • Calculation of the wind and tidal current resultant loads applied to floating wind turbines

Lecture 5: Ocean Wave Analysis Applied to Floating Wind Turbines

  • Method for describing ocean waves
  • Wave statistics
  • Wave models
  • Motions of floating wind turbines in waves

Lecture 6: Wave and Current Loadings for Floating Wind Turbines

  • Introduction of linear wave theory
  • Introduction of velocity potential functions
  • Introduction of diffraction theory

Lectures 7: Hydrodynamic Design Aspects of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms

  • Requirements for hydrodynamic design of floating wind turbine platforms
  • Optimal design for meeting the requirements
  • Discussion of the existing designs

Lecture 8: Catenary Mooring System Analysis for Floating Wind Turbines

  • Introduction of catenary mooring systems
  • Design of catenary mooring systems
  • Safety assessment of catenary mooring systems

Who is this course for?

Engineers and researchers involved in the design of offshore floating wind turbines, Contracts engineers, Wind turbine Installation companies, Team leaders, Conversion Engineers, Project engineers and managers, offshore controls engineers, Safety inspectors will benefit from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.

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