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Optimisation of scour protection of offshore windmillfarms under combined hydrodynamical load actions

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Dutch title: Optimalisatie van erosiebescherming voor offshore windmolenparken onder invloed van gecombineerde hydrodynamische belastingen
Reference no: 1195704N + 1195706N
Period: October 2003 till September 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Offshore structures; Scour protection

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen en Architectuur; Vakgroep Civiele Techniek; Afdeling Weg- en Waterbouw (AWW), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

Abstract:
Offshore windfarms promise to become an important energy source. Building these farms, many engineering problems arise. One specific problem concerns the local scouring of bottom material due to the combined action of currents and waves. The aim of the study is to improve existing design criteria for scour protections, based on a literature study, an experimental study and numerical modelling.

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