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Periodic Report Summary 1 - PLENOSE (LARGE MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORMS FOR EXPLOITING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN OPEN SEAS)

The project LARGE MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORMS FOR EXPLOITING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN OPEN SEAS (PLENOSE) aims at establishing a multi-disciplinary network between European, North American and Indian institutes.
To reach the ambitious goals of the project, we have conceived our partnership with the aim of having a multidisciplinary group, involving partners with excellences in random vibration analysis for offshore structures, in ocean and maritime engineering, and in naval architecture. In particular the project team is composed by:
* Mediterranea University (UNIRC), bringing expertise in ocean/marine engineering (focusing on wave modeling related aspects and wave energy harvesting)
* University of Liverpool (UoL), bringing expertise in uncertainty quantification, numerical simulations and random vibration in structural dynamics
* Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), bringing expertise in Marine Environment, Marine Dynamics and Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures and Safety, Reliability and Maintainability
* Rice University (RU), with a worldwide excellent expertise on the dynamics and vibrations of structural and mechanical systems
* Columbia University (CU), with a worldwide excellent expertise in probabilistic methods in civil engineering and engineering mechanics
* Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), which is a well known centre for excellence in Offshore and Coastal engineering
From the perspective of an exchange of competencies, the objective of PLENOSE is to share the expertise of the partners in the fields of Marine Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Reliability Assessment, Random Processes and the necessary skills for performing experiments in artificial and in natural basins. The scientific goal of the PLENOSE project is to investigate the techniques for the design of artificial islands consisting of floating or fixed structures, with the well defined purpose of exploiting renewable energies in open seas. The multipurpose ‘energy island’ may produce energy from sun, wind and waves, with several advantages.
During the first two years (May 2014-April 2016) all partners of the team have been involved, with secondments to and from European Universities from/to US an India. These secondments have been very fruitful and enable a strong exchange for researchers, with several papers published in peer review conference proceedings and relevant ISI journals.

Reported by

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA
Italy

Subjects

Life Sciences
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