OMAE 2014 – San Francisco

MOOR Team presented three papers at the 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014) held in San Francisco.

OMAE2014-23587Snap Loads on Mooring Lines of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Structure“, Wei-Ting Hsu, Krish Thiagarajan, Matthew Hall, Michael MacNicoll, Richard Akers.

OMAE2014-23638Viscous Damping Effects on Heading Stability of Turret-Moored Ships“, Razieh Zangeneh, Krish Thiagarajan, Raul Urbina, Zhigang Tian.

OMAE2014-24497  “Performance Specifications for Real-Time Hybrid Testing of 1:50-Scale Floating Wind Turbine Models”, Matthew Hall, Javier Moreno, Krish Thiagarajan

The abstracts of these papers can be found in the Papers section.

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Wei-ting during her presentation at OMAE 2014

Also, three members of the group (Wei-Ting, Razieh and Javier) had the opportunity to participate in the Outreach for Engineers Specialty Forum. This specialty forum is designed for students and early professionals who may not be familiar with the industry as well as those who have already specialized in this area. Highlights of the Forum include presentations of the various technologies required (e.g. from geosciences to mechanical/structural engineering and project management), types of job opportunities, possible career paths and a team building activity.

2014 Outreach for engineers participants

At the end of the conference the team had the opportunity to participate in the OC5 meeting (Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration Continuation, with Correlation). This project will begin the validation of offshore wind modeling tools through the comparison of simulated responses to physical response data from actual measurements. It will start in 2014 and run for 4 years. The project will examine three structures using data from both floating and fixed-bottom systems, and from both scaled tank testing and full-scale, open-ocean testing. More information can be found at IEAWind.

OC5 first physical meeting participants. June 13, 2014, San Francisco (CA), USA