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Coastal Engineering aspects of building offshore windfarms (3F000203)

In order to be able to fulfill the requirements concerning renewable energy, a large amount of energy should be gained from offshore windfarms. Mainly because of energetic reasons, these parks must be placed further and further offshore. Building these parks, a lot of problems occur. This project proposal comprehends on the one hand a desk study to investigate these problems and on the other hand an experimental study towards one specific problem: scouring of the bottom material around the foundation of the windmills.

Date:1 Oct 2007  →  30 Sep 2008
Keywords:coastal engineering, offshore wind energy, experimental tests, scouring, physical wave flume, windfarm
Disciplines:Earthquake engineering, Wind engineering, Construction engineering, Water engineering, Geotechnical and environmental engineering