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Conde Santos Borba, P. (author), Sousa, Wilson C. (author), Shadman, Milad (author), Pfenninger, Stefan (author)
During atypical droughts, power systems with a heavy reliance on hydropower risk increased greenhouse gas emissions if they are balanced with fossil-fired generation. This work investigates the role of offshore wind energy in reducing the vulnerability of power systems dependent on such hydrological patterns, thereby eliminating this emission...
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Potapenko, Tatiana (author), Döhler, Jessica S. (author), Francisco, Francisco (author), Lavidas, G. (author), Temiz, Irina (author)
Decarbonization of ports is a major goal to reduce their global carbon footprint. The port of Hvide Sande is located on the coast of the North Sea in Denmark and it has the potential to utilize various renewable energy sources. Wind and solar thermal parks are already installed there. Wave energy is an alternative to solar and wind energies and...
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Frontera Pericas, Pere (author)
Floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) have the potential to harness wind resources in deepwater, which is so far prohibitive for conventional approaches. This, however, comes at a cost: the platform’s extra degrees of freedom (DoFs) introduce complex aerodynamic and hydrodynamic behaviours. Therefore, FOWTs must be accurately modeled to reduce...
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Castellino, Francesco (author)
One of the main cost drivers of an offshore wind power plant are the support structures of the wind turbines, it is therefore of primary importance to optimize their design. Among the support structures available, the concept most widely adopted is the monopile-based support structure, whose design is often fatigue-driven. Offshore structures...
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Porta i Ko, Agustí (author)
Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems benefit from a high lift airfoil to increase the power output, to that end, multi-element airfoils are investigated for AWE applications. This thesis aims to optimize a multi-element airfoil for a rigid AWE kite that operates in a pumping cycle. Since the kite has distinct operational phases, i.e., reel-out and...
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Steggink, Maarten (author)
To accommodate the growing demand for renewable energy, installation of new offshore wind energy capacity is increasing in many countries. New projects will be proposed for waters in which floating (sea) ice is a common occurrence in winter. Currently, projects remain limited to regions with mild ice conditions, such as the Southern Baltic Sea,...
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Franz, Kelsey (author)
Wind farm interactions with the surrounding airflow leads to a reduction in velocity greater than the linear sum of single turbine inductions and is known as global or upstream blockage. The mechanisms and magnitude of global blockage effect are not yet fully understood. Models to simulate upstream blockage to improve efficiency estimates and...
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Saccone, Cecilia (author)
The idea of shared mooring systems has been introduced in the offshore wind farm industry as an effort to lower the overall installation costs for floating offshore wind farms. The reason for building such plants is that using floating turbines allows them to move to deeper waters, reducing visual and environmental impact and allowing footprint...
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van der Spek, Joep (author)
Reducing the levelised cost of energy is crucial to accelerating the energy transition. To develop offshore wind solutions in greater water depths, a floating solution is required. The time-domain simulations of these Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) under wind-wave misalignment used in research and industry projects are computationally...
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REPPAS, APOSTOLOS (author)
Renewable forms of energy, and especially wind energy, have become an integral part of the energy infrastructure around the globe. However, the constant increase of installed wind capacity has put a strain on the selection of potential onshore locations for wind turbine installation. As a result, the wind industry is focusing on offshore...
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Rodriguez, Mario (author)
Using renewable energy to power a Mars habitat is a technological challenge because resources such as solar and wind are significantly weaker than on Earth. This work investigates the feasibility of using airborne wind energy (AWE) systems in combination with solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to power a Mars habitat. The Luchsinger model and the...
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Klop, Casper (author)
Offshore wind energy is expected to play a major role in the upcoming energy transition. For long distances to shore, it is preferable to connect the wind farms to land by means of High-Voltage DC (HVDC) cables to reduce losses and costs. This currently poses challenges, as wind turbine generators produce variable-frequency low-voltage AC power,...
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Pelle, Mathieu (author)
With the increasing number of wind farm projects, a growing interest is seen towards the extension of wind turbine durability and the optimisation of energy production. A promising technology in this direction, is the use of lidars for remote sensing of wind fields and particularly for lidar-assisted control of wind turbines. Many investigations...
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Cayón Domingo, Uri (author)
When designing an airborne wind energy system, it is necessary to be able to estimate the traction force that the kite produces as a function of its flight trajectory. Being a flexible structure, the geometry of a soft kite depends on its aerodynamic loading and vice versa, which forms a complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problem.<br/...
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VOULTSOS, IOANNIS (author)
The energy transition towards carbon neutrality requires a rapid electrification of all energy sectors by 2050. In the EU-27, the REPowerEU strategy, initiated in March 2022, is pursuing this target even more ambitiously. However, in order to achieve the aforementioned goals, the increasing demand for green hydrogen will...
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Noteboom, Anna (author)
Over the past decade, renewable power generation through wind power has increased significantly. Especially the installation of offshore wind energy is expected to skyrocket to a total of 2000 GW by 2050. The majority of rights to develop and operate offshore wind farms are allocated through tendering procedures.<br/>In tender procedures,...
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Reuchlin, Sweder (author)
Currently, in remote off-grid locations, electricity is primarily generated using diesel generators, which is expensive and has significant carbon emissions. Alternatively, these remote locations have a huge potential for utilizing renewable energy sources. In such locations, airborne wind energy (AWE) systems could have an advantage over...
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Huang, Louis (author)
The development of offshore wind technology has progressed rapidly since the first offshore wind farm came to birth in 1991. During the last three decades, offshore wind has become an economically attractive option of renewable energy source for many countries to fulfill their commitment to combat the climate crisis. However, an open challenge...
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Kidiyur Sathish, Akarsh (author)
With the advent of offshore wind farms, the research into the various phenomenon that affects their performance is vast and detailed. But the effect of a particular phenomenon, atmospheric gravity waves (AGWs), on wind farm performance is limited. AGWs are oscillations of the airflow due to an imbalance in the buoyancy and gravity forces,...
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Buendía Vela, Gabriel (author)
Airborne wind energy systems convert the kinetic energy of wind into usable power. In general terms, this power is proportional to the ratio CL<sup>3</sup>/CD<sup>2</sup> of aerodynamic coefficients. From a structural perspective, the thickness-to-chord ratio of conventional AWE wings needs to be high to withstand the high aerodynamic loads. The...
master thesis 2022
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