HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Researchers Build Concrete-Composite Offshore Floating Wind Turbine

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Offshore winds have great potential
Elizabeth M   8/29/2013 11:01:23 AM
NO RATINGS
To my knowledge, Chuck, I don't think this is very far offshore, as in the photos of it deployed you can still see land. And apparently there are three concrete hulls that keep it stable rather than an anchor. This story has more details: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/06/13/news/hancock/umaines-floating-prototype-becomes-first-offshore-wind-turbine-to-provide-power-to-us/

Jim S
User Rank
Gold
Concrete- Composite Floating Platform
Jim S   8/29/2013 9:29:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Perhaps they should look at some of the offshore production platforms in the North Sea. They have used concrete there for many years. Some platforms float, but most anchor to the sea floor. They hold up well to storms.

Capt. Ron
User Rank
Iron
1:8th scale?
Capt. Ron   8/29/2013 8:50:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Am I interpreting this correctly? When they say 1:8th scale, they mean they ultimately want to build a wind turbin 520 ft. tall? What happens during the perfect storm?

Ron

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: Offshore winds have great potential
a.saji   8/29/2013 12:35:51 AM
NO RATINGS
@Murray: I think its being controlled through its weight itself. Normally they control via weight and I guess it's the same theory itself.  

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Offshore winds have great potential
Charles Murray   8/28/2013 4:04:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Liz, maybe I missed it in the story, but I'm wondering how far off the shore this wind turbine is being placed. I'm also wondering how they anchor it in place, so it can't be overturned.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Offshore winds have great potential
Elizabeth M   8/28/2013 7:26:50 AM
NO RATINGS
I live at the coast and know how much energy potential there is in offshore winds. Projects like this are a good start to harnessing this energy to provide electricity, and I suspect it is the first of many similar efforts in the future. In fact, a Japanese company has built a wind turbine that also has a hybrid design to harvest ocean currents: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=265402

This is definitely a space to watch.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
A look at how five different companies have introduced design apps that make the process of moving a product from design concept through manufacturing more efficient.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service