Advancement of Chalmers Research in Offshore Renewable Energy
Research Project , 2020 – 2021

The energy potential in offshore renewable energy (ORE) resources, including offshore wind, tidal, and wave resources, is sufficient to support the electricity demand world-wide. For any ORE harvesting device, the mooring plays a vital role in the device’s functionality, integrity and economic value. The Division of Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology is carrying out research which aims to improve the durability and reliability of ORE systems through the development of numerical methods for the design and analysis of novel mooring systems using among others synthetic ropes. The purpose with this project is to offer Dr Shun-Han Yang on the Division of Marine Technology the possibility to extend the applicability of our analysis framework to more ORE applications using generic mooring materials, new mooring systems with nonlinear responses and possibly also retardation and load-rate-dependent effects, which are important for synthetic ropes. An effective way to advance our research and also to support Dr Shun-Han Yang in her research career is to spend 6-months in a research visit to the Department of Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim (Norway). Further, strengthening Dr Shun-Han Yang’s knowledge on mooring systems and design will help her to establish a research niche relevant to all types of offshore structures.


Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Shun-Han Yang

Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway


The Chalmers University Foundation

Project ID: GENIE
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

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