Understanding, Modelling, and Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation

Understanding, Modelling, and Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation


Britta Bienen
University of Western Australia

Domenico Lombardi
University of Manchester, UK

Amin Barari
Aalborg University, Denmark

Notice to Authors Abstracts for this Session will be directly emailed to Session Organizers Authors that already have an accepted abstract, may use the online forms provided in the Author's Area to submit the full paper or the extended abstract.

Session Update: Theme Lecture will be delivered by Prof. S. Bhattacharya

Session Description

In the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, 195 countries agreed to limit the global average temperature rise to maximum 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This requires massive deployment of low-carbon energy technologies, among which offshore wind is one of the largest contributors to renewable electricity.The operational integrity of recently planned offshore wind turbines foundations may be exposed to a number of serious threats when they are built in either harsh environmental conditions or seismic active regions.

To ensure that offshore wind power is of high efficiency and becomes economically-competitive and free of subsidies, the development of new robust and cost-effective design methods must be a priority. This special session aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to share recent advances in theoretical, experimental and computational modelling of soil-structure interaction problems and behaviour of soils under cyclic loading, with special emphasis on foundations for offshore wind turbines.

The following themes are encouraged, but are not limited to:

  • Dynamic soil-structure interaction
  • Flow, scour, and liquefaction around marine structures
  • Evolution of design approaches
  • Laterally loaded foundations
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Floating foundations
  • Monitoring of real offshore wind turbines

Selected papers from the special session may be considered for publication in the Journal Special Issue.


Abstract Submission Deadline : 10 December 2018
Paper Submission Deadline : 30 January 2018