Loads on Entrance Platforms for Offshore Wind Turbines

Peter Frigaard, Thomas Lykke Andersen, Jorge Robert Rodriguez Ramirez, Søren Peder Hyldal Sørensen, Luca Martinelli, Alberto Lamberti, Peter Troch, Leen de Vos, Dogan Kisacik, Vasiliki Stratigaki, Qingping Zou, Kieran Monk, Johan Vandamme, Mathilde Lindhart Damsgaard, Helge Graversen

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The present paper gives an overview of the performed large scale tests in GWK, Hannover for studying wave run-up generated forces on wind turbine entrance platforms. The run-up height and velocity was measured by use of high speed video recordings supplemented by some wave gauges mounted at the pile. Hereafter, the run-up generated impact forces were measured on two types of grates and a solid plate. The pressure distribution was also measured for the solid plate. In addition to this the wave generated backfilling of an initial scour hole and the strength of the backfilling soil was studied. The purpose of all the tests was to study scale effects related to the above items by comparison with small scale tests and also to present new guidelines for design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the HYDRALAB III JOINT TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS USER MEETING : Hannover, February 2010
EditorsJoachim Grüne, Mark Klein Breteler
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationHannover
PublisherForschungszentrum Küste FZK (Coastal Research Center FZK)
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)9783000301414
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Offshore Wind Turbines


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