Structures and Integrity
De-risking critical aspects for concept selection and enable cost-effective design and fabrication of support structures through reduced uncertainty and application of novel methods.
Work Package 1 is lead by Vigdis Olden from SINTEF Industry.
Its focus areas are environmental loads, limetime and performance, design and fabrication.
- Improved methods for prediction of interactions between environmental loads, soil and structure.
- Decision support platform for lifetime prediction
- Cost-effective serial production of substructures
Fundamental understanding and accurate models of load, response, and degradation will be a key enabler for design, digitalised operation and lifetime prediction of support structures.
Methodology and research tasks
Ambition for innovations
Improved models for reliable predictions and better
understanding of interactions between environmental loads, soil, and structure. Accurate knowledge of site conditions and extreme environmental loads is insufficiently applied in early-phase design.
Decision support platform
Decision support platform for life prediction based on advanced model and condition monitoring. Limited understanding and modelling capabilities for material damage during operation.
Cost-effective serial production of offshore sub-structures, including a high degree of automation. Manual welding and coating are bottlenecks and cost drivers in fabrication.