Offshore Wind Farms

Edited by
April 2020
266 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-562-4 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-563-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Offshore Wind Farms that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences
The coastal zone is the host to many human activities, which have significantly increased in the last decades. However, sea level rise and more frequent storm events severely affect beaches and coastal structures, with negative consequences and dramatic impacts on coastal communities. These aspects add to typical coastal problems, like flooding and beach erosion, which already leading to large economic losses and human fatalities. Modeling is thus fundamental for an exhaustive understanding of the nearshore region in the present and future environment. Innovative tools and technologies may help to better understand coastal processes in terms of hydrodynamics, sediment transport, bed morphology, and their interaction with coastal structures. This book collects several contributions focusing on nearshore dynamics, and span among several time and spatial scales using both physical and numerical approaches. The aim is to describe the most recent advances in coastal dynamics.
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© 2020 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
offshore wind; tension leg platforms; loads and response; model testing; support structures; gravity-based structures; GBS; GBF; floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT); mooring system; coupled dynamic response; broken mooring line; safety factor; renewable energies; ocean energy; offshore wind; wave; tidal; marine currents; ocean thermal; Lebanon; offshore wind energy; wind power density; aiRthermo; air density; ERA5; wind energy; optimal selection factors; onshore-offshore wind power plant; offshore wind energy; HVAC; HVDC; P2X; hydrogen storage; CAES; offshore wind farm; vacuum circuit breaker; reignition characteristics; switching overvoltage; ice force; design response spectrum; crushing failure; bending failure; monopile; horizontal vibration; combined static and dynamic loads; different loading directions; frequency response functions; scour phenomenon; weight; size; nominal diameter; armour; monitoring; offshore wind farm; support structure; monopile; jacket; GBS; tripod; floating; offshore wind turbine; trailing-edge flap; load mitigation; free vortex wake; offshore wind farm; marine energy; foundations; wind resource; wind turbine generators; electrical connection; numerical models; physical models; development; design and construction; operation and maintenance