Foundation damping for monopile supported offshore wind turbines

A significant challenge to reduce the cost of offshore wind development is the design of efficient and reliable substructures for turbines. We are currently working on numerical modelling of dynamic soil-structure to investigate the soil damping effects for various turbine geometries, seabed conditions, and loading effects in an effort to provide more accurate soil damping values. The objective of this work is to provide more efficient and reliable designs for offshore wind turbines and their substructures which may cause significant cost saving.