Future of wind offshore projects, floating wind is a technical and numerical challenge. Coupling effects between wind turbine and foundation are important with many interfaces, leading to a complex model setup, calibration and validation process.

Specialist since more than 10 years in modelling, analysing and optimising floating wind systems, we can assist you for the different phases of your project and to deal with the interface management.

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 wind modelling
  • Breakink wave loading calculation
  • Justification and documentation with certification body

Numerical models calibration and validation

Numerical models for offshore wind turbine 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 of studies

    • Equivalent turbine model setup
    • Hydrodynamic model setup and calibration
    • Structural model setup and calibration
    • Modal analysis
    • Decay tests and RAO
    • 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.