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New Challenges of Offshore Wind

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 518

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IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: design process and manufacturing management; cost modeling in the engineering context; life cycle engineering; prognostics

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Department of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University, 1002-Q Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: renewable energy systems; climate policy; energy flow through human systems
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IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: fatigue testing; multiaxial fatigue; ultrasonic fatigue testing; additive manufacturing; product design
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CoLab +Atlantic/Setúbal School of Technology Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal
Interests: offshore wind; renewable energy; mechanical and dynamic behavior of structures; cost modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Offshore wind technologies have gained strong notoriety in the past decade, as they have been shown to operate reliably and with capacity factors that surpass those registered on onshore farms. Moreover, forecasts for capacity additions up to 2030 indicate that the current worldwide capacity will likely grow tenfold. However, offshore wind still faces many challenges, which are usually related with the elevated costs of these technologies. Although solutions for shallow depths are now reaching competitive prices, new farms will need to go to deeper waters, which will require the use of innovative solutions, such as floating platforms. As such, the economical exploitation of offshore wind in deeper waters pushes the boundaries of the available technology, installation, operation, and maintenance solutions and challenges the current environments of innovation.

The Guest Editors invite researchers to submit research related but not limited to the following topics (including review papers):

  • Offshore wind cost reduction drivers;
  • Technoeconomic studies of offshore wind implementation;
  • Decisions on life extension and repowering;
  • Structural evaluation of new concepts for offshore wind;
  • Structural validation of offshore wind structures and moorings;
  • Development of hybrid systems (p.e. offshore wind + hydrogen);
  • Reliability and maintenance procedures of offshore wind;
  • Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms.

Dr. Elsa Henriques
Dr. Brian F. Snyder
Prof. Dr. Luis Reis
Dr. Mário Alberto Vieira
Guest Editors

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  • offshore wind
  • cost modeling
  • performance modeling
  • floating offshore
  • foundation systems
  • hybrid systems
  • structural analysis
  • wind turbine
  • array design
  • repowering
  • life extension
  • reliability
  • maintenance

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