OxCaisson: A family of new design methods for suction caisson foundations for offshore wind

Seminar/Forum

OxCaisson: A family of new design methods for suction caisson foundations for offshore wind

Theatre A1 (Room 107)
Old Engineering A1 Theatre

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Departmental guest seminar by Dr Stephen Suryasentana, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Offshore wind energy is a popular source of clean and sustainable energy in Europe, China and increasingly, worldwide. As offshore wind farms move into deeper waters to tap into new wind resources, a foundation type called the suction caisson or suction bucket foundation promises to be more economical than the widely used monopile foundation. However, before the potential of suction caisson foundations in the offshore wind industry can be fully realised, the problem of a lack of suction caisson design methods that are highly suited for offshore wind applications has to be addressed. This talk describes the development process of OxCaisson, which is a family of new design methods that addresses this problem and has since been adopted by Ørsted, a leading offshore wind developer, as part of their in-house design procedure for suction caisson foundations.

Presenter

  • Dr Stephen  Suryasentana
    Dr Stephen Suryasentana, Research Fellow