Corrosion has become one of the major challenges the offshore wind industry has to face. How to effectively monitor corrosion and avoid costly repairs is where the research and development activities are focused. Current industry codes and standards require review and expansion. Find out more in the article HERE
Fatigue crack growth rates for offshore wind monopile weldments in air and seawater: SLIC inter-laboratory test results
The majority of fatigue crack growth (FCG) data sets available on steels in air and seawater environments are several decades old andmay not be appropriate for structural integrity assessment of offshorewind turbine foundations, which are fabricated using contemporary materials and welding technologies. Therefore, the SLIC joint industry project was formed to investigate the fatigue crack initiation and growth behaviour in offshore wind welded steel foundations. Read the results in the article here written by Ali Mehmanparast, Feargal Brennan, Isaac Tavares, Offshore Renewable Energy Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, UK.