My research project
Seismic design and analysis of offshore wind turbines
Offshore Wind Turbine infrastructures (turbines, sub-stations and sub-sea cables) in seismic countries will be exposed to earthquake related effects (such as strong shaking, ground slope movement, soil liquefaction, Tsunami) apart from the usual extreme offshore weather (such as hurricanes, typhoons, extreme waves etc). Offshore wind farm as a power source should work even after strong earthquakes and therefore, need to be seismically resilient. This is a new area as offshore wind turbines are being constructed in seismic areas such as Taiwan, China, USA, Japan and India. Research is required to develop design guidelines and predict performance to cope with earthquake impacts. The aim of the project is to develop understanding on the performance of offshore wind turbines under earthquake loading and propose methodology for analysis and design.
Offshore wind energy, Wind turbine design and analysis, Seismic analysis, Geotechnical engineering, Numerical analysis