Scour compromises the operation of offshore facilities. This article describes the results of an investigation aimed at the analysis of different methods used in the scour protection systems design at offshore wind farms. The study is focused on transitional waters, where monopile foundations present medium or large diameters. Using the experience of offshore wind farms currently installed, a new design formula is proposed. All of this with the aim of improving a preliminary design of scour protection systems considering maritime parameters.
Design of Scour Protection Systems in Offshore Wind Farms
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received October 21, 2014; final manuscript received April 23, 2015; published online May 8, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Ryo Amano.
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Matutano, C., Negro, V., López-Gutiérrez, J., and Dolores Esteban, M. (September 1, 2015). "Design of Scour Protection Systems in Offshore Wind Farms." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 2015; 137(5): 051204. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030444
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