WindCrete in Ocean Engineering Journal

News, Papers

We are thrilled to announce that a recent paper coauthored by members of the WindCrete team has been published in the prestigious journal, Ocean Engineering. The paper, titled “Experimental Modelling of a Novel Concrete-Based 15-MW Spar Wind Turbine”, represents a significant milestone in the development of the project.

Key Highlights of the Research:

  • Physical Model Testing: The study emphasizes the importance of physical model testing in validating floating offshore wind concepts, contributing to global decarbonization efforts.
  • Comprehensive Evaluation: It investigates the coupled performance of subsystems within a floating wind concept, including wind turbines, mooring systems, and floating platform hydrodynamic responses.
  • Innovative Experimentation: A unique experiment was conducted using a 1:55 scale model of the WindCrete concrete-based spar at IHCantabria’s ocean basin, employing the hardware-in-the-loop technique under the COREWIND EU-H2020 project.
  • Extensive Dataset: The research provides an open-source experimental dataset with 57 detailed datasets, offering valuable insights into the hydrodynamic characteristics and seakeeping tests of the WindCrete platform.
  • Performance Validation: Results confirm the WindCrete platform and mooring system’s compliance with established acceptance criteria, highlighting the significance of wind loads on dynamic performance.

This publication marks a major advancement in our understanding of Windcrete’s floating offshore wind system and their potential to meet future energy demands sustainably. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the authors, for their exceptional contribution to this field.

To read the full article, visit the Ocean Engineering journal here .