POSTPONED to 26 May | Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Design for Offshore Wind Turbines
Offshore wind energy is a major component of the UK’s energy mix, with nearly 2500 offshore turbines either operational or being constructed, and many more planned for the next few decades. Similarly ambitious plans exist across Europe and elsewhere in the world. Advanced engineering design plays a crucial role in reducing capital and operational costs, and is necessary for the wind energy industry to be sustained. This lecture will explore how Oxford Engineering Science is addressing critical design challenges facing the offshore wind industry, with a focus on civil and geotechnical design (e.g. foundations, structures), including the application to next generation offshore wind farms.
Date: 3 March 2020, 16:00 (Tuesday, 7th week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: Gottman Room, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Speaker: Professor Byron Byrne (Engineering Dept., University of Oxford)
Organising department: Environmental Change Institute
Organiser: Anne L Ryan (Oxford Energy Coordinator)
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Host: Professor Nick Eyre (University of Oxford)
Part of: Energy Colloquia Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Anne Ryan