Ice load design portal for sub-structures in offshore wind turbines in ice-covered sea areas

Jaakko Heinonen, Maria Tikanmäki, Juha Kurkela, Paul Klinge, Toni Hekkala, Jussi Koskela, Anni Montonen, Patrick B. Eriksson

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    Abstract

    The Gulf of Bothnia has the potential for large capacity wind farms because of relatively high and constant wind velocities. However, the sea freezes annually, introducing the most significant uncertainties in the support structure design for offshore wind turbines. This presentation introduces an ice load portal that simplifies and speeds up the preliminary design process for offshore wind farms. The design portal integrates all necessary information (site-specific environmental data, structural design, and environmental loads) into a single tool. This study demonstrates the functionality of the ice load design portal with case studies and introduces some validation studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
    Pages475-482
    Number of pages8
    Volume2018-June
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
    Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

    Conference

    Conference28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
    CountryJapan
    CitySapporo
    Period10/06/1815/06/18

    Keywords

    • Design portal
    • Ice loads
    • MSP
    • Offshore wind turbine
    • Wave loads
    • Wind loads

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    Heinonen, J., Tikanmäki, M., Kurkela, J., Klinge, P., Hekkala, T., Koskela, J., Montonen, A., & Eriksson, P. B. (2018). Ice load design portal for sub-structures in offshore wind turbines in ice-covered sea areas. In Proceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 (Vol. 2018-June, pp. 475-482)