The Engineering Integrity Society’s 4th Durability and Fatigue Advances in Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy Meeting will take place on 22 April, at the Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK.
This 4th meeting aims to highlight recent advances in fatigue and durability assessment for renewable energy structures, building on previous events in 2006, 2008, and 2010.
The new challenges facing the offshore renewable energy industry require enhanced design for integrity and reliability that is based on both established and new practices. This 4th EIS meeting aims to provide a platform for the discussion of current technological developments in this field.
The event speakers come from companies in this sector, and also include experienced professionals and academic researchers working with emerging technologies in the theoretical assessment of renewable structures.
The following presentations will be given:
Flow control for enhanced durability and fatigue endurance of tidal turbines – Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, University of Edinburgh
Dual-Axis Fatigue Testing of Large Wind Turbine Blades – Dr Kirsten Dyer, NAREC
Advances in Component Reliability Testing for Offshore Renewable Energy – Dr Philipp Thies, University of Exeter
Validation of Loads and Structural Calculations for Wave and Tidal energy converters – Ed Mackay, DNV GL – Energy
Tidal Foundation Selection – Rory Sinclair, Ramboll
The role of Structural Redundancy for planning Offshore and Marine Renewable Energy Inspection Strategies – Prof Feargal Brennan, University of Cranfield
Remote monitoring of in-service bolt tension – Prof Jarek Rosinski, Transmission Dynamics
Mooring design options for high-intensity typhoon conditions – A risk based investigation for wave energy in China – Dr Sarah Crowley, University of Exeter
The SLIC Project – Towards new Fatigue Design Guidance & Standards for Offshore Wind – Isaac Tavares, Centrica
Offshore Wind Structures – Gambling With Grout: Worth the Risk? – Dr Chris Golightly, Geotechnical and Engineering Geology Consultant
The use of fibre-optic sensors for in-service structural monitoring of tidal energy turbines – Robert Knapp, Epsilon Optics Ltd
The full brochure and abstracts can be viewed on our website:
There will also be an exhibition taking place throughout the day. Exhibitors include HBM, Interface Force Measurements, Meggitt Sensing Systems, Bruel & Kjaer, Servotest and RDP Electronics.