Floating wind turbine is still in a prototype phase.
What should be the choice for the anchoring foundation on the marine soil ?
Is it possible to reduce the length and geometry of the anchors lines?
How taking into account the soil variability and the loads that are also variable in intensity and direction during the life of a floating wind turbine ?
Scientific advances and innovation
Performing parametric studies on small scale centrifuged models and creating an experimental data base for several types of instrumented anchoring systems (e.g. open piles, helical piles,…) in several identified soils.
Comparing experimental results with existing design methods and identifying a pertinent deterministic model.
Taking into account soil variability in the identified deterministic model.
Expected technical and economic impact
Design optimization of floating wind turbine anchors.
Reduction of the geometrical and environmental impact of anchoring systems.
Key project milestones
January 2017 - Kick-off meeting
December 2017 - Experimental devices
June 2018 - Start experimental program
December 2018 - Data base structure
June 2019 - End experimental program
December 2019 - Closing symposium
Development of a dynamic driving system for open piles installation in centrifuge.
Device for installation of helical piles in centrifuge.