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3e campagne hivernale de mesures
28/10/2019

Launch of the 3rd winter measurement campaign

Essais hydrodynamiques en bassin
18/10/2019

Latest progress of the OMDYN2 project

DUNES R&D project
15/10/2019

DUNES R&D project: information meeting in Dunkirk on 15 October

Pose plaques PVC sur la bouée du site MISTRAL pour étude du biofouling
29/08/2019

Last August, several PVC plates were installed on the keel of two special mark buoys in the Mediterranean Sea.

Atelier thématique TROPHIK
14/06/2019

Thematic and scientific workshop in Caen on 14 June.

INDUSCOL

Instrumentation and durability of glued multi-material structures for marine renewable energy systems

Duration: 3 years

Project description

The sustainability of marine renewable energy structures, for periods of up to 15 years, remains a major challenge to the sector. The manufacture of these structures is often based on combinations of materials assembled with structural bonding. The long-term performance of such hybrid structures (resistance to the marine environment and fatigue) is still unclear and requires more research. This lack of knowledge leads to the use of exaggerated safety factors, or limits the introduction of innovative multi-material structures. The INDUSCOL project targets the establishment of new rules for design and maintenance in order to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and to boost the introduction of innovative hybrid structures in marine renewable energy exploitations.

Objectives

  • To better understand the long-term behavior of glued multi-material joints
  • To establish new rules for design and maintenance of hybrid structures

Partners

Coordination: France Energies Marines
Scientific and technical management: ENSTA Bretagne
  

INDUSCOL project partners

This work received state support managed by the National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future program (ANR-10-IEED-0006-08). It is one of the winners of the 2015 "Renewable Marine Energies" call for projects launched as part of the "Institutes for Energy Transition" action of the Future Investment Programme.
  
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News

29/01/2019 - Serial progress meetings