Large of more than 10 ha, floating solar plants are built with an assembly of interconnected modules, that are influenced by wind, swell, current and mooring loads.

WINDGLAZ can assist you in building numerical models in order to assess the fatigue and extreme loadings experienced by the system.

Environmental conditions

Collection, interpretation and justification of environmental conditions for a specific site is the starting points for each offshore wind project. We have been responsible of the specification and assessment of these data for many offshore wind projects. Windglaz can assist you in the environmental conditions analysis and definition, related to certification requirements.

Type of studies

  • Oceano meteo conditions processing
  • Loading situation definition
  • Environmental condition representativity assessment
  • Turbulent and deterministic wind modelling
  • Cyclonic and deterministic wind modelling
  • Swell impact loading calculation
  • Justification and documentation with certification body

Numerical models calibration and validation

Numerical models for floating solar plants analysis cover different competence areas : aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, structure behavior and soil interaction. With its multidisciplinary team, Windglaz is able de assist you to setup, calibrate and validate these models.

Type d’études

  • Windage loads surface diffinition
  • Sensitvity studies for numerical model (size, convergence)
  • Hydrodynamic model setup and calibration
  • Structural model setup and calibration
  • Modal analysis
  • Hydrodynamic data base calculation (diffraction radiation)
  • Mooring definition and analysis
  • Tank test specificaiton and follow up
  • Justification and documentation with certification body

Calculation loop, sensitivities and optimisation

Analysing an offshore wind system requires a large number of the simulation due to the important impact of fatigue loadings and extreme events.

With a strong experience and performant computation capabilities, WINDGLAZ can assist you in the system loads calculation and assessment.

Type of studies

  • Coupled calculation methodology definition and documentation
  • Aerodynamic loadings calculation and analysis
  • Hydrodynamic loadings calculation and analysis
  • Coupled loadings calculation (turbine – Foundation – mooring)
  • Floater offset calculation in the windfarm
  • Clustering study
  • Specific Sensitvity study
  • Optimisation loop
  • Fatigue and Extreme loads postprocessing following standards and norms
  • Load reports

our tools

We use industry standard software and have developed in-house analysing and processing tools.