Numerical modelling of wave run-up on a wind turbine foundation

A. W. Nielsen, V. Jacobsen, S. B. Mortensen, Erik Damgaard Christensen

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a CFD model of the wave run-up on a monopile. The monopile is widely used as the foundation unit for offshore wind turbines. The aim for the calculations is to make a detailed investigation of the effect of three-dimensional (3D) waves on the run-up and to determine the maximum wave run-up. The CFD results are compared with the results of physical model tests conducted under the same conditions. The model tests were conducted under idealized conditions: The tests were carried out on a horizontal bottom using phase and directional focused waves to obtain a 3D effect and at the same time being able to control the breaking. The key objective of this part of the numerical analysis is to develop a model capable of reproducing the results of the physical model tests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Volume6
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2008
Pages597-603
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4823-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 27th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Estoril, Lisboa
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
Conference number: 27

Conference

ConferenceThe 27th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Number27
CityEstoril, Lisboa
Period01/01/2008 → …

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Nielsen, A. W., Jacobsen, V., Mortensen, S. B., & Christensen, E. D. (2008). Numerical modelling of wave run-up on a wind turbine foundation. In Proceedings of the ASME 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (Vol. 6, pp. 597-603). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2008-57224