FRANCE ENERGIES MARINES (FEM), is the French Institute for Energy Transition dedicated to Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE), supporting the nascent ORE industrial sector with the means and skills that increase competitiveness by mutualizing R&D costs, reducing risks and accelerating the acquisition of data and knowledge. FEM activities are founded on Research and Development projects and services. FEM collaborators are scientifically and technically involved in all activities thanks to their high level of scientific expertise. The headquarters of FEM are located in Plouzané (Brest area), France, along with additional offices in Marseille and Nantes. This allows FEM to be present on all oceanic façades and to build close relationships with most of the ORE value chain actors.
The association FEM was founded in 2012 while the recently created FEM joint stock company forms the basis of the newly labeled Institute for Energy Transition. The joint stock company is owned by 18 entities made up of private companies, ORE clusters, public bodies and local governments (Regions). This equilibrium between actors allows the institute to collaborate with a broad spectrum of experts and to prioritize development on challenges faced by the industrial sector as well as by concerned governmental agencies.
Description du poste
The post-doctoral position is part of the DIMPACT R&D project dedicated to the “Design of FOWT (Floating Offshore Wind Turbine) and IMPACTs of energetic steep and breaking waves”. This project is coordinated by FEM. Within this project, the post-doctoral fellow will contribute to the development and performance of the wave tank experiments which will be conducted at IFREMER in Brest.
The objectives of this experimental task are:
1. to assess experimentally the water impact loads induced by steep and breaking waves on a floating wind turbine,
2. to relate the measured hydrodynamic loads to the incident wave field,
3. to assess the effect of the platform motion on the water impact loads,
4. to compare the measured loads with the results based on semi-analytical water impact models (e.g. Wagner theory or Pressure impulse theory) and with CFD approaches obtained in the other work packages of the DIMPACT project.