ESR7 - Optimisation of dynamic cable configuration for FOWTs and farms

Aims: Dynamic cables are already used in the oil & gas industry but the numerical models need to be adjusted to account for the specific characteristics, dynamics and requirements of FOWT structures. In particular, subsea power cables on FOWT farms experience greater levels of mechanical stress due to the dynamic environment, leading to an increase in cable failures. This project will go beyond the state-of-the-art by optimising the cable configuration, whist accounting for cable fatigue, and using unique testing facilities for model validation.

Work package: WP2 - Production and deployment

Beneficiaries: Politecnico di Milano, ORE Catapult

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Axelle Viré
Associate Professor, Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator, expert in computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interactions