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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+47 992 42 457
  • 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
  • Show author(s) 2020. The dynamic response of offshore wind turbines and their sensitivity to wind field models. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2020. On Stochastic Reduced-Order and LES-based ModelsofOffshore Wind Turbine Wakes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
  • Show author(s) 2020. Evaluation of different wind fields for the investigation of the dynamic response of offshore wind turbines. Wind Energy. 1810-1830.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Evaluation of Gaussian wake models under different atmospheric stability conditions: Comparison with large eddy simulation results. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Processing of sonic anemometer measurements for offshore wind turbine applications. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
  • Show author(s) 2018. Load Estimation of offshore Wind Turbines. Energies.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Coalescing Wind Turbine Wakes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
  • Show author(s) 2014. Cascade Analysis of a Floating Wind Turbine Rotor. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS).
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE). OCEANS. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Seasonal Modeling of MMultivariate Distributions of Metocean Parameters With Application to Marine Operations. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations - experimental results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 720-728.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations - Experimental results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 720-728.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Extreme loads in taut mooring lines and mooring induced famping : an aymptotic approach. Applied Ocean Research. 103-118.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Participating mass in colliding risers. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. S. 58-67.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Mooring line tension observed through a maximum entropy spectrum. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. S. 68-75.
  • Show author(s) 1999. An examination of polyester fiber taut leg mooring systems for deepwater. Offshore : The Journal of Ocean Business. 102-106.
  • Show author(s) 1979. On the Influence of the Propeller Race on Large, Towed Structures. Proceedings - Offshore Technology Conference.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Ocean as a Solution for Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action. World Resources Institute. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. offshore Wind. Grasping the opportunities and solving the challenges.
  • Show author(s) 2020. What Role for Ocean-Based Renewable energy and Deep-Seabed Minerals in a Sustainable Future?
  • Show author(s) 2020. Vindkraft i Vinden.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Utslipp, energi og havvind.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Utslipp, energi og havvind.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Havvind - Europeiske ambisjoner og norske muligheter.
  • Show author(s) 2020. An overview of R&D and innovation activities in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The COTUR campaign - measuring offshore turbulence and coherence with lidars.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The COTUR campaign - measuring offshore turbulence and coherence With lidars.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Offshore wind and crossover technologies.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Kan havvind bidra til at Norge når klimamålene?
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havvind ved UiB - Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havvind - en ny industriell mulighet for Norge.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havvind - En ny industriell mulighet for Norge.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havind ved UiB.
  • Show author(s) 2019. COTUR - Estimating coherence and turbulence with LIDARs.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Summary and highlights from NORCOWE. Introduction, or: How was the key challenges addressed?
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. What role for Ocean-Based Renewable Energy and Deep-Seabed Minerals in a Sustainable Future?
  • Show author(s) 2020. Vindkraft på land og til havs.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Norsk havvind, stort potensial - ingen plan?
  • Show author(s) 1997. Noen marintekniske utfordringer knyttet til store havdyp : eksempler på FoU innsats for å løse disse.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. On the Stochastic Reduced-Order and LES-based Models of Offshore Wind Turbine Wake.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Processing of sonic anemometer measurements for offshore wind turbine applications .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Havvind - kan vi kombinere klimaforpliktelser og ny næringsvirksomhet.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Wave synchronizing crane control during water entry in offshore moonpool operations.
  • Show author(s) 2002. VIV Response of Long Free Spanningf Pipelines.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Seasonal modelling of multivariate distributions of metocean paramters.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Coupling between In-line and Transverse VIV Response.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction Simulation of Vortex Induced Vibration of a Submerged Pipeline.
  • Show author(s) 2002. An Efficient Finite Element for the Study of Drag Chains for a Floating Pipeline.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Nonlinear Wave-Structure Interactions on Floating Production Systems.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Development of a deep water gas field on the North Atlantic margin. Challengers related to a pipeline on a rough and steep seabed.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Development and Technological Challenges for a Deepwater Gas Field in Harsh Environment on the North Atlantic Margin.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Submerged floating pipeline in deep water.
  • Show author(s) 1999. VIV-induced Vibrations in Deep Sea Risers.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Riser colloision : assessment of impact energy.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Alternative configurations and materials for deep water mooring : results from a three year research effort.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Alternative configurations and materials for deep water mooring : re- sults from a three year joint research effort.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Large scale model testing of deeps sea risers.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Slow-drift responses of moored platforms.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Model testing of the slow-drift motion of a moored semisubmersible in multidirectional waves.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Model testing of deepwater floating production systems.
  • Show author(s) 1980. Loads and Motion Responses of Offshore Oil Booms in Waves.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) 2019. Betre kunnskap er avgjerande for havvindindustrien. Dagens næringsliv.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) 2000. SIN1546 MARINE OPERASJONER.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Lecture notes in marine operations.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2017. Vi kan nå klimamålene ved bruk av havvind. Bergens Tidende. 27-27.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2019. Vindkraft kan gi klimatap.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Vindkraft er i ferd med å vokse ut av huset.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Norsk havvind drukner i billig vannkraft.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2009. Characterization of Measured VIV for Free Spanning Pipelines. 10 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2021. A study of nested simulations in PALM LES in application to the wind turbines.
  • Show author(s) 2020. The COTUR project: Remote sensing of offshore turbulence for wind energy application.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Evaluation of Gaussian wake models.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Sensitivity analysis of the response of a floating wind turbine.
  • Show author(s) 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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