Oscillations of Offshore Wind Turbines undergoing Installation I: Raw Measurements



This repository contains data from an offshore measurement campaign conducted during the installation of the offshore wind farm trianel wind farm borkum II (https://www.trianel-borkumzwei.de/). The wind farm consists of 32 Senvion 6XM152 turbines. The installation took place between August 2019 and May 2020.

An offshore wind turbine undergoing installation is interesting from a research point of view for several reasons:

Simple geometry: turbine foundation and tower are both rotationally symmetric steel tubes. Rotational symmetry also leads to (approximate) isotropical structural characteristics in the plane normal to tower and foundation.
High Reynolds number flow: Assuming a tower diameter of 6 m, and average wind speeds ranging from 5 m/s to 12 m/s under installation conditions, Reynolds numbers range from 4.5 million to 10.5 million.
Wave loading under full-scale conditions.
Practical relevance to improving the competetivity of offshore wind.

For fluid mechanics, closely monitoring offshore wind turbines under wind and wave loading thus compares to a full-scale experiment. Monitoring 32 turbines undergoing installation thus enables the measurement a broad spectrum of different states.

The investigation into the data is ongoing, questions and contributions are welcome. The current data release still does not include all data. The dataset will thus be updated again in the future with more data to come. First analytic results can be found here:

Sander, A, Haselsteiner, AF, Barat, K, Janssen, M, Oelker, S, Ohlendorf, J, & Thoben, K. "Relative Motion During Single Blade Installation: Measurements From the North Sea." Proceedings of the ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 9: Ocean Renewable Energy. Virtual, Online. August 3–7, 2020. V009T09A069. ASME. <https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2020-18935>

Sander, A, Meinhardt, C & Thoben, KD. "Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbines under Wind and Wave Loading during Installation" Proceedings of the EuroDyn 2020 XI International Conference on Structural Dynamics. Volume 1. Virtual, Online. November 23-26, 2020. <https://generalconferencefiles.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/eurodyn_2020_ebook_procedings_vol1.pdf>

Recordings of the conference presentations are available on youtube:

OMAE20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcAwdv6Z4e4
EURODYN20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL-jAe0luTw
Datum van beschikbaarheid27-okt.-2020
Tijdelijke dekking1-aug.-2019 - 31-mei-2020
Datum van data-aanmaak1-aug.-2019 - 31-aug.-2020
Geografische dekkingNorth Sea

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