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Bruno Stuyts ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช UGent

In courses on offshore engineering, we teach students that the structures are exposed to harsh conditions. But the students of the first bachelor of Civil Engineering at Faculty of Engineering and Architecture UGent experienced this first hand. For the project course, they had to test a scale model of a floating offshore wind foundations in absolutely appalling conditions ๐ŸŒง ๐Ÿƒ ! After designing for static equilibrium and optimal dynamic behaviour, they took their designs to the field at Blaarmeersen in Ghent. In the course, they apply their basic knowledge of math, physics and programming to a real-world problem. During the field test, they installed an anchor spread, ballasted the floater and measured the parameters for a simple inverted pendulum model. Well done to all the students who persevered in the torrential rain and got absolutely soaked! Thanks again to OffshoreWind4Kids for providing their scale models for this project. Thanks also to Yue Sun for the support during the sessions! The next generation of skilled offshore wind engineers is coming!

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