Extreme wave forces and wave run-up on offshore wind-turbine foundations

Erik Damgaard Christensen, Henrik Bredmose, Erik Asp Hansen

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This paper presents studies of wave run-up and wave forces on offshore windturbine foundations. The analyses are based on numerical investigations using a Navier- Stokes solver. The free surface is resolved with a Volume of Fluid technique (VOF). Waves approach the foundation from deep water to shallow water over a slope. This initiates breaking for high waves. The breaking process is shown to have a major influence on the runup and wave forces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Copenhagen Offshore Wind Conference
Number of pages10
Publication date2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventCopenhagen Offshore Wind 2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Oct 200528 Oct 2005


ConferenceCopenhagen Offshore Wind 2005


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