报告题目：Towards dominating marine renewable energy technology
报告人：Constantine Michailides博士，Lecturer (elected Faculty member) in Offshore Structures/Engineering in the Civil Engineering and Geomatics (CEG) Department of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus
Offshore Wind Turbines (OWTs) technology can be considered as the leading technology in the ocean renewable energy sector, which has the greatest potential of being developed commercially in the short term and becoming the backbone of the global energy system. Intense growth was met in offshore wind technology during the past two decades, while it is expected that the growth will continue the coming years with accelerating trends. On the other hand, Wave Energy Converters (WECs) after forty years of unsuccessful industrialization are in a reconsideration phase as far as design methods, tools and criteria. Commercial wind farms are occupying a large ocean space, it might be beneficial to combine these devices of different technology in a farm configuration or even into one platform; the design of Ocean Combined Systems (OCSs) presents increasing complexity and requires robust computational models and numerical analysis tools as well as suitable physical model tests to ensure structural integrity and efficient performance. OWTs, WECs and OCSs are being developing with a growing rate and a huge development is anticipated for the years to come. Numerical analysis and design of marine renewable energy systems is an equally demanding and challenging task. At the same time, the knowledge of the structural integrity status of the different components of the energy systems as well as of the structures as a whole during its entire life time is of high importance for the asset’s stakeholders. Advances in the technology of marine renewable energy systems will be presented and discussed covering the whole life cycle from the conceptual design up to the dismantling of the energy assets.
Dr. Constantine Michailides holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He did a PhD (2012) in Marine and Offshore Engineering in hydroelasticity of floating structures and wave energy converters. Since May 2013, he joined Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS) and Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) in the Department of Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In NTNU he was working as Postdoctoral Researcher mainly on projects with focus to experimental and numerical investigation of combined offshore wind turbines and ocean energy devices until January 2016 when he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Marine and Offshore Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Dr. Constantine Michailides has performed research on numerical analysis, experimental testing and structural-field monitoring of offshore and coastal structures and systems. His research focuses on global and local numerical analysis of offshore and coastal structures and systems (oil and gas, renewable energy, ports), fluid-structure interaction, wave kinematics, hydro -dynamics -elasticity, ocean energy devices, offshore wind technology, offshore combined energy systems, physical model testing, structural health monitoring, optimization, genetic algorithms and floating bridges/tunnels. Recent interests include reliability analysis for offshore engineering applications, CFD and coastal morph dynamics。
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