Offshore wind farm service vessel, hull design optimisation

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dc.contributor.author Shanley, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Jimmy
dc.contributor.author Molloy, Padraig
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-22T15:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-22T15:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Shanley, M., Murphy, J. and Molloy, P. (2012) 'Offshore wind farm service vessel, hull design optimisation', 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy, Dublin, 17-19 October. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7342
dc.description.abstract Access to a wind turbine is a major issue, currently there is a 1.5m significant wave height (Hs) limit for the standard “step over” method for transferring personnel to an offshore wind turbine. According to the Carbon Trust being able to access, wind turbines at a wave height of 3m would be worth ₤3 billion to the offshore wind industry. The current research addresses this issue by examining a novel multihull design concept for an Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessel. The objective of this work is to carry out a feasibility study of the proposed design as previous research indicated that the design reduces the heave and pitch motions by dampening its response to the wave motion. The proposed design is analysed with both hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis using the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) package ANSYS CFX. Also to be undertaken is physical model testing of the analysed design in the National Ocean Test Facility’s wave basin to determine the accuracy of the computational analysis. en
dc.description.sponsorship University College Cork (Graduate Research Education Program in Engineering and the HMRC) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) en
dc.relation.ispartof 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy
dc.relation.uri https://www.icoe-conference.com/about-icoe/conferences/icoe-2012-dublin/
dc.rights © 2012 The Authors. en
dc.subject Offshore wind en
dc.subject Operation and maintenance en
dc.subject Personnel transfer en
dc.subject Wind farm service vessel en
dc.subject Offshore wind farm service vessel en
dc.subject Hull design optimisation en
dc.subject Crew transfer vessel en
dc.subject CTV en
dc.subject WFSV en
dc.title Offshore wind farm service vessel, hull design optimisation en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Matthew Shanley, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: matthew.shanley@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-01-21T16:12:40Z
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dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Dublin, Ireland en


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