Institute for Energy Transition
dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies


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.


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


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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29/01/2019 - Serial progress meetings