Description du poste

The goal of this research is to better integrate the marine growth effect and the effect of artificial reefs at a structural level by:
– including the spatial variability and the time variant growth of biofouling on mooring lines.
– including the real effect of marine growth on dynamic power cables with the changes of materials and orientation of
components.
– including other mechanical effects such as the visco-elasticity of mooring lines and thus on their fatigue.
The method will be based on three pillars:
– The modeling, including uncertainties;
– The numerical simulation for reducing computational time;
– Tests in tanks for completing the knowledge.

Modalités de candidature

Contacts:
Franck Schoefs (IUML/GeM, France) : franck.schoefs@univ-nantes.fr;
Krish Sharman (College of Engineering, UMassAmherst, USA : kthiagarajan@umass.edu;