Floating wind turbine testing

SOLUTION

Test your floating wind turbine foundation

Measure the response of your floating wind turbine foundation at DHI with physical model tests and numerical modelling

What you can achieve

Floating wind turbines are the next stage of offshore wind. New concepts of floating wind turbine foundations need to be accurately tested under different wave and wind conditions before commercialisation. Limitations, inaccuracies and inefficiencies in the test campaign can slow down the process – and your business – in the rapidly-growing floating wind market.

DHI’s Floating Wind Turbine Testing Solution entails a broad investigation of the response of your floating wind turbine foundation to wind and waves. Physical model tests conducted in DHI’s laboratory are expanded and integrated with numerical modelling performed with our advanced software suite. Plus, you’ll receive continuous support from hydrodynamics experts during the test campaign – from beginning to end.

Comprehensive response investigation

Coupling experiments and simulations enable fast and convenient expansion of investigated wind and wave scenarios

Accurate response
assessment

Technologies for physical and numerical modelling undergo extensive development to ensure high-quality results

Experience and knowledge support

DHI's 50+ years in physical and numerical modelling of floating structures delivers unparalleled understanding of the complex physics of wave-structure interaction

The ideal facility for the testing of innovative offshore solutions

Floating wind turbine testing services at a glance

Testing the behaviour of floating wind turbine foundations in wind and waves demands accurate physical model tests and numerical simulations. Our solution includes:

Access to a laboratory with wave and wind generators

A segmented hinged wave maker allows for tests with both uni- and multi-directional sea states while a realistic wind forcing is modelled by our wind generator.

Advanced numerical modelling of wave-foundation interaction

Computational Fluid Dynamics models are applied to investigate the wave-foundation interaction at the highest numerical level.

Mooring system analysis

An in-house software performs high-quality analyses of the mooring system under extreme conditions.

Curious about this solution?

Physical model tests and numerical modelling are well-proven tools for the design of marine and offshore developments. We have been providing physical model tests and numerical modelling for the offshore industry for over 50 years. Learn more about our facility here
We have supported the growth of floating offshore wind in several projects, such as Hydralab and FloatStep.
Use our expertise to your advantage. Talk to us for a customised plan!

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