IHCantabria participates in the Project ACCEDE for the improvement of safety and accessibility of ocean wind energy structures.
Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:59

IHCantabria participates in the Project ACCEDE for the improvement of safety and accessibility of ocean wind energy structures.


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The project began in January 2017 and its main objective is the development of innovative Boat Landing Systems (BLS) from two different perspectives: (1) the advanced analysis of flow-structure interaction focused on the geometry optimization and (2) the use of specifically selected materials combined with coating systems for the reduction of corrosion, fatigue and biofouling over the access system, with the aim of increasing its durability.

For that purpose, ACCEDE will integrate different experimental and numerical techniques for the analysis of BLS. In this framework, BLS design will be investigated by means of advanced methodologies for the evaluation of degradation processes expected, which limit the service life access systems. The present project aims at making a step forward in the current knowledge based on the combination of two major disciplines such as Materials Science and Fluid Mechanics.

ACCEDE is a 24-month project and it has a total budget of 1.5 million euros.

ACCEDE is partially funded by SODERCAN (plan I+C=+C 2020). The objective of the I+C=+C plan is to boost research and development activity the enterprises based in Cantabria region (Spain).

The Project consortium is formed by three enterprises –DEGIMA (Project leader), DRACE Infraestructuras and INESCO- and two research centres of Universidad de Cantabria –IHCantabria and LADICIM.

ACCEDE project involves relevant scientific and technological innovation, given that it will face a significant technological challenge for the optimization of the offshore wind energy sector.

 

 


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