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WINDLASS JIP – analysing the impact of wind in the port environment

AuthorsHenk van den Boom
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 130
DateDec 7, 2020
Reading time6 minutes
In the port environment wind is variable in space and time, whereas engineering methods often rely on uniform wind and standard spectrum to describe the speed variation in time. The Wind Loads and Securing Ships (WINDLASS) Joint
Industry Project captures the full picture and provides an operations support tool.

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The WINDLASS JIP is conducted in close cooperation with 24 participating organisations including major port authorities, pilots, operators, classification societies, engineering contractors and R&D institutes.

WINDLASS started in 2019 and will be completed in 2022

WindLASS Lidar scanner in operation
An extensive measurement campaign is being conducted at eight locations in major ports such as Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. The measurements include 3D wind over a large area (up to 6 km) and are performed by deploying a Lidar wind scanner.
FINECAST OF THE WIND IN THE PORT OF Rotterdam
The measured wind is analysed and compared with the results of so-called ‘finecasting’; numerical simulation by LES CFD over the complete terminal area (10 x 10 km), using the global weather model as the boundary condition.