Scientific advances and innovation

  • Defining a methodology for floating platform-based scanning LiDAR measurements,
  • Analysis of floating scanning LiDAR data,
  • Assessment of FOWT unsteady far-wake models,
  • Document met-ocean forcing in open sea situations.

Expected technical and economic impact

  • Address a lack of data on FOWT wakes
  • Analyze the dynamics of FOWT wakes to prepare for FOWT farms
  • Develop initial tools for FOWT unsteady wake modeling

Key project milestones

  • T0 + 12 month: - Definition and setting up of a motion compensation methodology for the scanning LiDAR
  • T0 + 24 month: - Joint LiDAR experiment performed on a FOWT with a cross use of LiDARs
  • T0 + 30 month: - A database is made for the analysis of the unsteady far-wake of a FOWT
  • T0 + 36 month: - A recommendation on best practices of usage for scanning LiDAR measurements on floating platforms is made, a technological step for floating-platform-based measurements.
  • T0 + 36 month: - Unsteady wake models are compared to the database, a scientific step in the understanding of FOWT wakes

Publications and papers published

  • B. Conan, Scanning LiDAR field observation of near-offshore wind resource and extremes in the Northeast Atlantic coastal region of France, WESC 2021, 25-28 May 2021, Hannover, Germany (submitted)