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Finn Gunnar Nielsen

Professor, Head Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)
  • E-mailFinn.Nielsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 26 44
  • Visitor Address
    Allegt. 70
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN

My R&D field is related to the dynamic of offshore structures. The last few years in particular offshore wind turbines. Has headed the R&D project where the floating offshore wind turbine Hywind was developed.  

Seminar in "geophysics of renewable energy" and "offshore wind". Autumn semester

PhD seminar in offshore wind for NORCOWE students

Academic article
  • Nybø, Astrid; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Reuder, Joachim. 2019. Processing of sonic anemometer measurements for offshore wind turbine applications. Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
  • Lee, Sang; Matthew, Churchfield; Fredrick, Driscoll; Sirnivas, Senu; Jonkman, Jason; Moriarty, Patrick; Skaare, Bjørn; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Byklum, Eirik. 2018. Load Estimation of offshore Wind Turbines. Energies.
  • Lee, Sang; Churchfield, Matthew J.; Sirnivas, Senu; Moriarty, Patrick; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Skaare, Bjørn; Byklum, Eirik. 2015. Coalescing Wind Turbine Wakes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
  • Eliassen, Lene; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Knauer, Andreas. 2014. Cascade Analysis of a Floating Wind Turbine Rotor. Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
  • Haugan, Peter M.; Frøysa, Kristin Guldbrandsen; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2012. The Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE). OCEANS. 1-5.
  • Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor Inge; Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2004. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations - Experimental results (Reprinted with permission from J. Oceanic Engineering, vol 29, pg 720-728). Modeling, Identification and Control. 29-44.
  • Fouques, Sebastien; Myrhaug, Dag; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2004. Seasonal Modeling of MMultivariate Distributions of Metocean Parameters With Application to Marine Operations. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
  • Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor Inge; Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2003. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations - experimental results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 720-728.
  • Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor Inge; Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2003. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations - Experimental results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 720-728.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Bindingsbø, T.H. 2000. Extreme loads in taut mooring lines and mooring induced famping : an aymptotic approach. Applied Ocean Research. 103-118.
  • Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Herfjord, Kjell; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Huse, Erling. 1999. Participating mass in colliding risers. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. S. 58-67.
  • Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Handal, Erling; Verland, Nils. 1999. Mooring line tension observed through a maximum entropy spectrum. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. S. 68-75.
  • Bindingsbø, Arne Ulrik; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1999. An examination of polyester fiber taut leg mooring systems for deepwater. Offshore : The Journal of Ocean Business. 102-106.
Report
  • Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Caldeira, Ken; Gaines, Steve; Chopin, Thierry; Haugan, Peter M.; Hemer, Mark; Northrop, Eliza; Howard, Jennifer; Konar, Manaswita; Krause-Jensen, Dorte; Lindstad, Elizabeth; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Michelin, Mark; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Parker, Robert; Roy, Joyashree; Smith, Tristan; Some, Shreya; Tyedmers, Peter. 2019. The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action. World Resources Institute. .
Lecture
  • Reuder, Joachim; Flügge, Martin; Cheynet, Etienne; Duscha, Christiane; Heggelund, Yngve; Saavedra, Pablo; Godvik, Marte; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Svardal, Benny; Kjøde, Tom; Obhrai, Charlotte; Bakhoday Paskyabi, Mostafa. 2019. The COTUR campaign - measuring offshore turbulence and coherence with lidars.
  • Reuder, Joachim; Flügge, Martin; Heggelund, Yngve; Duscha, Christiane; Saavedra, Pablo; Godvik, Marte; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Svardal, Benny; Kjøde, Tom; Cheynet, Etienne; Obhrai, Charlotte; Bakhoday Paskyabi, Mostafa. 2019. The COTUR campaign - measuring offshore turbulence and coherence With lidars.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Offshore wind and crossover technologies.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Kan havvind bidra til at Norge når klimamålene?
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Havvind ved UiB møte.
  • Reuder, Joachim; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Havvind ved UiB - Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW).
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Havvind - en ny industriell mulighet for Norge.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Havvind - En ny industriell mulighet for Norge.
  • Flügge, Martin; Heggelund, Yngve; Reuder, Joachim; Godvik, Marte; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Svardal, Benny; Cheynet, Etienne; Obhrai, Charlotte. 2019. COTUR - Estimating coherence and turbulence with LIDARs.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2016. Summary and highlights from NORCOWE. Introduction, or: How was the key challenges addressed?
Popular scientific lecture
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1997. Noen marintekniske utfordringer knyttet til store havdyp : eksempler på FoU innsats for å løse disse.
Academic lecture
  • Tande, John Olav Giæver; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2019. Havvind - kan vi kombinere klimaforpliktelser og ny næringsvirksomhet.
  • Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Johansen, Tor Arne; Fossen, Thor Inge; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2002. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Søreide, Tore Helge; Kvarme, Stig O. 2002. VIV Response of Long Free Spanningf Pipelines.
  • Fouques, Sebastien; Myrhaug, Dag; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2002. Seasonal modelling of multivariate distributions of metocean paramters.
  • Huse, Erling; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Søreide, Tore Helge. 2002. Coupling between In-line and Transverse VIV Response.
  • Herfjord, Kjell; Kvamsdal, Trond; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Meisingset, H. 2002. Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction Simulation of Vortex Induced Vibration of a Submerged Pipeline.
  • Maincon, Philippe; Passano, Elizabeth; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2002. An Efficient Finite Element for the Study of Drag Chains for a Floating Pipeline.
  • Stansberg, Carl Trygve; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2001. Nonlinear Wave-Structure Interactions on Floating Production Systems.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Furnes, Gunnar; Wilhelmsen, A.; Rasmussen, B.A. 2001. Development of a deep water gas field on the North Atlantic margin. Challengers related to a pipeline on a rough and steep seabed.
  • Thuestad, Thore C.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Furnes, Gunnar; Henriksson, Anders. 2001. Development and Technological Challenges for a Deepwater Gas Field in Harsh Environment on the North Atlantic Margin.
  • Paulsen, Gunnar; Søreide, Tore Helge; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2000. Submerged floating pipeline in deep water.
  • Huse, Erling; Kleiven, Gudmund; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1999. VIV-induced Vibrations in Deep Sea Risers.
  • Sagatun, Svein Ivar; Herfjord, K.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1999. Riser colloision : assessment of impact energy.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Bindingsbø, A.U.; Guttormsen, T.R. 1999. Alternative configurations and materials for deep water mooring : results from a three year research effort.
  • Bindingsbø, A.U.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1999. Alternative configurations and materials for deep water mooring : re- sults from a three year joint research effort.
  • Huse, Erling; Kleiven, Gudmund; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1998. Large scale model testing of deeps sea risers.
  • Kim, Sungeun; Sclavounos, Paul D.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1997. Slow-drift responses of moored platforms.
  • Stansberg, Carl T.; Krokstad, Jørgen R.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1997. Model testing of the slow-drift motion of a moored semisubmersible in multidirectional waves.
  • Stansberg, Carl T.; Øritsland, O.; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1997. Model testing of deepwater floating production systems.
Reader opinion piece
  • Frøysa, Kristin Guldbrandsen; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Reuder, Joachim. 2019. Betre kunnskap er avgjerande for havvindindustrien. Dagens næringsliv.
Compendium
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2000. SIN1546 MARINE OPERASJONER.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 1997. Lecture notes in marine operations.
Feature article
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2017. Vi kan nå klimamålene ved bruk av havvind. Bergens Tidende. 27-27.
Interview
  • Lyngstad, Anders; Steen, Torbjørn; Stener, Snorre; Bjerke, Jarle W.; Olsen, Arne; Lundberg, Silje; Ask, Marino Jan; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Borge, Laila. 2019. Vindkraft kan gi klimatap.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Hirth, Martin. 2016. Vindkraft er i ferd med å vokse ut av huset.
  • Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Christensen, Arnfinn. 2016. Norsk havvind drukner i billig vannkraft.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Aglen, Ida Margaretha; Larsen, Carl Martin; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar. 2009. Characterization of Measured VIV for Free Spanning Pipelines. 10 pages.
Poster
  • Flügge, Martin; Cheynet, Etienne; Heggelund, Yngve; Reuder, Joachim; Godvik, Marte; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Svardal, Benny; Duscha, Christiane; Obhrai, Charlotte; Saavedra, Pablo; Berge, Jarle; Løvset, Tyge; Daniotti, Nicolo; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Bakhoday Paskyabi, Mostafa. 2020. The COTUR project: Remote sensing of offshore turbulence for wind energy application.
  • Siavashi, Rouzbeh; Bakhoday Paskyabi, Mostafa; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Reuder, Joachim. 2018. Sensitivity analysis of the response of a floating wind turbine.
  • Eliassen, Lene; Jakobsen, Jasna Bogunovic; Nielsen, Finn Gunnar; Knauer, Andreas. 2012. Cascade Analysis of a Floating Wind Turbine Rotor.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Publications 2005 -

Nielsen, F.G.: “Some Hydrodynamic Issues Related to Offshore Wind Turbines.”, 20th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies. (IWWWFB). The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, 19 May – 1 June 2005.

Ilstad,T., Søreide, T. and Nielsen, F.G.: “Fatigue calculations of multi-mode VIV”. Paper 2005-67540, OMAE2005, Halkidiki, Greece, June 2005.

Herfjord, K.,  Nielsen, F.G. and Meisingset, H.C.:” CFD approach to dynamics of long and slender bodies exposed to ocean current”, EURODYN 2005, Paris. In EURODYN 2005, C.Soize & G.I. Schueller (eds) Millpress, Rotterdam, 2005.

Søreide, T. Ilstad, T., Paulsen, G. and Nielsen, F.G.:Design implementation of multi-span VIV tests”. EURODYN 2005, Paris. In EURODYN 2005, C.Soize & G.I. Schueller (eds) Millpress, Rotterdam, 2005.

Nielsen, F.G. and Søreide, T.:Dynamic response of pipeline in long free spans or multi-spans”. EURODYN 2005, Paris. In EURODYN 2005, C.Soize & G.I. Schueller (eds) Millpress, Rotterdam, 2005.

Nielsen, F.G, Hanson, T.D. and Skaare, B.: “Integrated dynamic analysis of floating offshore wind turbines” European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition, Athens, Greece, 28 February – 2 March 2006.

Nielsen, F.G., Hanson, T., and Skaare, B.Integrated Dynamic Analysis of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”, OMAE 2006, Hamburg, Germany, June 2006.

Sandvik, P. Chr. , Solaas, F. and Nielsen, F.G.: “ Hydrodynamic Forces on Ventilated Structures”. The sixteenth (2006) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006, San Francisco, USA, 28 May – 2 June 2006.

Nielsen, F.G, Andersen, M., Argyriadis, K., Butterfield, S., Fonseca, N., Kuroiwa, T., Le Boulluec, M., Liao, S-J., Turnock, S.R., Waegter, J. Ocean wind and wave energy utilization, Report  from Specialist committee V.4 to the 2006 ISSC, 16th ISSC, Vol 1, Southhampton, Aug. 2006.

Skaare,B. Hanson, T.D. and Nielsen, F.G. “Importance of control strategies on fatigue life of floating wind turbines”. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2007. June 10-15, 2007, San Diego, California, USA

Skaare, B., Hansen, A.M., Hanson, T.D., Larsen, T. J., Nielsen, F.G., Thomsen, K., Yttervik, R.Dynamics of Floating Wind Turbines Utilising Integrated Hydro- and Aerodynamic Analysis”, EWEC 2007, Milano, Italy, May 2007.

Marthinsen, T., Nielsen, F.G., Søreide, T., Fyrileiv, O. Mørk, K., Lie, H.Breaking Pipeline Frontiers on Uneven Seabed – the Ormen Lange Experience Deep Offshore Technology”, DOT2007, Stavanger, 2007.

Skaare, B. Nielsen, F.G. and Hanson, T.D. Wave Energy Extraction from the Hywind Flaoting Wind Turbine Concept.”. OWEMES Brindisi, Italy, 2009

Hanson, T.D, Skaare, B. Yttervik, R., Nielsen, F.G. and Havmøller, O. “Comparison of measured and simulated responses at the first full scale floating wind turbine HywindEWEA; Brussel  2011.

Skaare, B. ,Hanson, T.D, Yttervik, R. and Nielsen, F.G. Dynamic Response and Control of the Hywind Demo Floating Wind Turbine” EWEA; Brussel  2011.

 

 

Prof II at Geophysical Institute UiB 2009 - . Teaching "ocean energy" (wave, tidal and wind)

30+ years experience from industrial R&D within marine hydrodynamics and structures (SINTEF, Norsk Hydro and Statoil).

Prof. II in marine technology / marine operations at NTNU 1988 - 2009. 

Dr. ing. (PhD) in marine Hydrodynamics from NTNU (1980).

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