Concept Study of Foundation Systems for Wave Energy Converters

Salvador Devant Molina, Evelina Vaitkunaite, Lars Bo Ibsen

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Analysis of possible foundation solution for Wave Energy Converters (WEC) is presented by investigating and optimizing novel foundation systems recently developed for offshore wind turbines. Gravity based, pile and bucket foundations are innovative foundation systems that are analyzed. Concept studies for all three foundation systems, geotehcnical design methods of foundations and discussion about the differences in the means of structural design, installation and cost are presented in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesDCE Technical Memorandum


  • Foundation Systems
  • Wave Energy Converters
  • WEC


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