Corrosion of Offshore Wind Structures

Given the harsh environment of offshore wind, a major design and O&M challenge is the corrosion and fatigue of the structure. This workshop is designed to give engineers a more rounded appreciation of the unique considerations that should be given to corrosion in offshore wind structures.


Several areas will be covered leaving delegates with a more rounded appreciation of the corrosion issues relevant to offshore wind turbine structures. Throughout the course, tutorials and practical considerations will be used to consolidate the knowledge gained by the attendees and gauge their understanding.



Introduction to Offshore Corrosion and Its Codes.

A look at the contributing factors, relevant design codes, and fundamental mechanisms to offshore corrosion.

Design Considerations and Protection of offshore wind turbines.

A look at the steel structure essentials for offshore wind structure designs and designing to prevent corrosion.


The implementation of effective monitoring strategies for OWS

Within the civil engineering communities, the relevant subject concerning damage awareness is generally known as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SHM may be divided into model-based SHM and data-based SHM. Implementation strategies will be discussed .

Coating Systems for OWS

The coating process involves the application of non-metallic coatings, metallic coatings, or the combination of thereof on the steel surface. The most suitable type of coatings according to exposure zone of OWS as well as the major factors to be considered in the selection of a coating system will be discussed.

Coating Performance and Assessment Techniques

The assessment of steel structures such as OWS require the use of a classification system able to identify and quantify any defect that compromises the safety and/or function of part or the whole structure. Several methodologies will be discussed. The classification of defects will be introduced and examples will also be presented.

The decision-making process for maintenance or repair of OWS

The complexity related to damage on metallic structures in offshore environments generally requires the combination of different techniques. Therefore, non-destructive methods (NDM) and destructive methods (DM) will be discussed. NDM’s aid in identifying or quantifying the defects that may affect the service life of the OWS. DM may be used to complement or further characterize the materials properties (mechanical, chemical, corrosion resistance and fatigue). Adequacy of each NDM and DM according to the defects (deterioration and discontinuity) will be debated.



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