IMPACT OF AN OFFSHORE WIND FARM ON WAVE CONDITIONS AND SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT

Erik Damgaard Christensen, Sten Esbjørn Kristensen, Rolf Deigaard

Abstract


The influence of offshore wind farms on the wave conditions and impact on shoreline development is studied in a generic set-up of a coast and a shoreline. The objective was to estimate the impact of a typical sized offshore wind farm on a shoreline in a high wave energetic environment. Especially the shoreline’s sensitivity to the distance from the OWF to the shoreline was studied. The effect of the reduced wind speed inside and on the lee side of the offshore wind farm was incorporated in a parameterized way in a spectral wind wave model. The shoreline impact was studied with a one-line model.

Keywords


Wave energy, offshore wind farm, Spectral wind wave model, Littoral transport, and shoreline development

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v34.sediment.87