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

Date 2022-05-03
Temporal extent 2019-10-01 -2019-11-13
Author(s) Ohana JeremyORCID1, Horel Boris1, Merrien Arnaud1, Arnal Vincent1, Bonnefoy Felicien1, Giulio Brizzi2, Bouscasse Benjamin1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Centrale Nantes, LHEEA Lab, 1 Rue de la Noë, 44321 Nantes, France
2 : CHLAMSYS, via S. Gervasio 80, Trani, 76125, Italy
DOI 10.17882/88376
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) multi-function platform, acquaculture, marine renewable energies, floating wind turbine, wave energy converter, wave tank, basin, fish nets, moonpool, blue growth farm, bluegrowthfarm

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.

Licence CC-BY-NC
Utilisation Data are published without any warranty, express or implied. The user assumes all risk arising from his/her use of data. Data are intended to be research-quality and include estimates of data quality and accuracy, but it is possible that these estimates or the data themselves contain errors. It is the sole responsibility of the user to assess if the data are appropriate for his/her use, and to interpret the data, data quality, and data accuracy accordingly. Authors welcome users to ask questions and report problems.
Acknowledgements This dataset was collected in the frame of a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Number 774426, Project Blue Growth Farm. These measurements are the result of the work of many individuals of the project consortium, who may have not been named as authors, but whose contributions were important. The authors would like to thank them all and are particularly obliged to the wave tank technical team for its contribution.
Sensor metadata

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


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Dataset from wave tank tests of the multifunction platform Blue Growth Farm 3 GB Matlab files Quality controlled data Open access
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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