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Wednesday, 12 March 2014
14:15 - 15:45 Whole-life foundation and structure integrity
Science & Research  

Room: Llevant

Session description

This session considers the broad topic of fixed offshore foundation systems and includes papers addressing the primary elements of global or whole-structural-system analysis and assessment. A range of speakers will represent academia and industry with contributions covering different aspects of bottom-fixed support structures and foundations, their design, analysis and optimisation. Topics addressed will include hydrodynamic loads, soil-structure interaction and geotechnical issues, support structure dynamics and simulation technology, field testing and laboratory experiments as well as pile design.

Learning objectives

  • Better understand soil-structure interaction mechanisms and analyse methods
  • Appreciate how to analyse and assess structural dynamic behaviour
  • Examine fatigue damage models applied to offshore wind foundations
  • Recognise performance indicators for the whole-structure
  • Identify methods to objectively assess optimum foundation configuration
This session will be chaired by:
Feargal Brennan, Cranfield University
Co-chair: Athanasios Kolios, Cranfield University


Arturo Rodriguez-Tsouroukdissian
ALSTOM Wind, Spain
Towards an integrated life-cycle offshore wind substructure design: From performance to optimization