Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

The Dynamic Response of an Offshore Wind Turbine With Realistic Flexibility to Breaking Wave Impact

[+] Author Affiliations
Erik Jan de Ridder, Pieter Aalberts, Joris van den Berg, Bas Buchner

MARIN, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Johan Peeringa

ECN, Petten, The Netherlands

Paper No. OMAE2011-49563, pp. 543-552; 10 pages
  • ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 5: Ocean Space Utilization; Ocean Renewable Energy
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 19–24, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4437-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


The effects of operational loads and wind loads on offshore monopile wind turbines are well understood. For most sites, however, the water depth is such that breaking or near-breaking waves will occur causing impulsive excitation of the monopile and consequently considerable stresses and displacements in the monopile, tower and turbine. To investigate this, pilot model tests were conducted with a special model of an offshore wind turbine with realistic flexibility tested in (extreme) waves. This flexibility was considered to be necessary for two reasons: the impulsive loading of extreme waves is very complex and there can be an interaction between this excitation and the dynamic response of the foundation and tower. The tests confirmed the importance of the topic of breaking waves: horizontal accelerations of more than 0.5g were recorded at nacelle level in extreme cases.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In