Wave tank testing of a multi-purpose platform with aquaculture, wind turbine and wave energy converters

This dataset was collected during the experimental model tests carried out in the frame of the Blue Growth Farm project (EU–H2020 project 774426). The project aims at the development and demonstration of an automated, multifunctional platform for open sea farm installations of the Blue Growth Industry. This modular and environmentally friendly platform gathers aquaculture systems, a wind turbine and a set of wave energy converters. Experiments are performed to prepare the outdoor tests of a 1/15 prototype, and to validate an aero-hydro-servo-elastic coupled numerical model. Tests were carried out in the 50mx30mx5m hydrodynamic and ocean engineering tank of Centrale Nantes. A 1/40th scaled model of an aquaculture platform including a wind turbine and wave energy converters was designed and built. This platform is moored with four aerial lines and several combinations of wind and wave conditions are tested based on recommended procedures. The test list includes regular and irregular waves with the 3 different configurations : 1) with fish nets and with active wave energy converters, 2) with active wave energy converters and without fishnets 3) without fishnets and without wave energy converters.


Cross-discipline, Fisheries and aquaculture


multi-function platform, acquaculture, marine renewable energies, floating wind turbine, wave energy converter, wave tank, basin, fish nets, moonpool, blue growth farm, bluegrowthfarm


Motions (platform and hub) : Video Tracking from Qualisys

Wave gauges (for incident wave, moonpool waves and Oscillating water columns) : Centrale Nantes resistive wave gauges

Mooring sensors : Load cells DDEN-500N-C10 from Applied Measurements

Inertial Unit : SBG Ellipse

Forces and moments at mast base : 6 comp. force sensor HBM MSC-10

Tubine thrust : Load cell 50N from TDME

Pressure in oscillating water columns : Meggit 8510B-5



Dataset from wave tank tests of the multifunction platform Blue Growth Farm
3 GoMatlab filesQuality controlled data
How to cite
Ohana Jeremy, Horel Boris, Merrien Arnaud, Arnal Vincent, Bonnefoy Felicien, Giulio Brizzi, Bouscasse Benjamin (2022). Wave tank testing of a multi-purpose platform with aquaculture, wind turbine and wave energy converters. Seanoe. https://doi.org/10.17882/88376

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