The effect of scour protections in offshore wind farms

Matutano Molina, Clara and Negro Valdecantos, Vicente and López Gutiérrez, José Santos and Esteban Pérez, María Dolores and Hernández, Andrés (2014). The effect of scour protections in offshore wind farms. "Journal of Coastal Research", v. SI.70 ; pp. 12-17. ISSN 0749-0208. https://doi.org/10.2112/SI70-003.1.

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Title: The effect of scour protections in offshore wind farms
Author/s:
  • Matutano Molina, Clara
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
  • López Gutiérrez, José Santos
  • Esteban Pérez, María Dolores
  • Hernández, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Coastal Research
Date: April 2014
Volume: SI.70
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: scour protection, scour phenomenon, offshore wind farms, riprap
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Hidráulica, Energía y Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The installation of offshore scour protection systems in offshore wind farms allows avoid the effect of scour phenomenon around these structures. Up to date, numerous research projects have been carried out to justify the necessity of the scour protection systems and also to optimize their design. Protection systems based on riprap is frequently used due to its low cost and easy availability compared to other solutions such as geotextile bags or prefabricated concrete blocks. The sizing of these structures can be performed according to a series of recommendations that can optimize the costs associated with them, but there have been only few studies with real data up to now which have allowed identify the need for such protections. This investigation aims to assess the functionality of the scour protections adopted through the available data about their characteristics and the scour depth developed around the foundations. In this sense, this paper presents the results of a study that analyzes the functionality of scour protections in different European offshore wind farms.

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Item ID: 35699
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35699/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35699
DOI: 10.2112/SI70-003.1
Official URL: http://www.cerf-jcr.org/index.php/international-coastal-symposium/ics-2014south-africa
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jul 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 12:10
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