Special Issue "Recent Advances in Offshore Wind Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Prof. Dr. Muk Chen Ong
Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway
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Interests: offshore renewable energy; marine hydrodynamics; marine structures; marine operations; marine computational fluid dynamics; scour prediction and protection; offshore foundation design
Dr. Kai Wang
Department of Marine Technology, Aker Solutions As, Snarøyveien 20, 1360 Fornebu PO Box 222, 1326 Lysaker, Norway
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Interests: wind turbine aerodynamics; CFD technique; marine hydrodynamics; wind turbine dynamics; offshore structures; ice loads; renewable energy; design and analysis of mooring systems
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the subject area of “Recent Advances in Offshore Wind Technology.” Offshore wind resources are abundant, yet offshore wind farms experience more issues related to design, installation, operation and maintenance, and lifetime extension compared to onshore wind farms. Almost three decades have passed since the first offshore wind farm was constructed. Today, offshore wind energy has been rapidly evolving with the aim to deploy larger wind turbines at increasing water depths and under complex external conditions. Challenges abound when it comes to the upscaling of wind turbines, and cost-effective operation and maintenance in a life-cycle perspective, and there has been continuous progress in foundation design, control strategy, installation methods, computational methods, and model testing, to name a few. This Special Issue is intended to provide a forum for academic researchers and technical professionals to exchange their recent works on technological advancements.
Prof. Dr. Muk Chen Ong
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhiyu Jiang
Dr. Zhengshun Cheng
Dr. Kai Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Innovative concepts and technologies
- Hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, and aerodynamics
- Dynamics and control
- Field measurements and model testing
- Drivetrain technology
- Metocean conditions and wind farm siting
- Scour prediction and protection
- Foundation design
- Fabrication and installation
- Operations, maintenance, lifetime extension and decommissioning
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: A conceptual framework towards structural health monitoring and digital twins of Offshore Wind Turbines
Author: Constantine Michailides 1*
Affiliation: 1 Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, 3036 Limassol, Cyprus; [email protected]
* Correspondence: [email protected]; Tel.: +357-25002396
Abstract: Offshore Wind Turbines (OWTs) technology can be considered as the leading and most mature technology in the offshore renewable energy sector. Intense growth was met in offshore wind technology during the past two decades, while it is expected that the growth will continue the coming years with accelerating trends. The knowledge of the structural integrity status of the different components of the OWT as well as of the OWT as a whole during its entire life time is of high importance for the asset’s stakeholders. At the same time, the digitalization of any possible asset can be considered as a global century target. The purpose of the present paper is threefold. First, it presents critical published research related to Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of OWTs. Second, it offers a conceptual framework to summarize the research in this field; the proposed framework is incorporating the required critical steps for the implementation of a SHM system that can be applied in any possible OWT. Third it presents critical advances but also needs about the development of digital twins of OWTs with the use of SHM systems.
Keywords: Offshore Wind Turbines; Structural Health Monitoring; Digital Twins; Preventive Maintenance; Wave-Structure interaction.