COMPARISON OF 2D AND 3D LARGE SCALE MORPHOLOGICAL MODELING OF OFFSHORE WIND FARMS USING HPC

Elizabeth Christie, Ming Li, Charles Moulinec

Abstract


The rapidly developing offshore wind farm sector has increased the need to understand if wind farm placement and design has any impact on large scale coastal processes. This paper looks at high resolution hydrodynamic and morphological modeling of offshore wind farms in both 2D and 3D to determine whether either model is capable of representing complex flow patterns around monopile structures and subsequent sediment transport.

Keywords


offshore wind farm; TELEMAC; coastal modeling

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