Green Energy Research by Dr Ross McAdam

pisa project

This month’s issue of Géotechnique is devoted to the 9 papers reporting the PISA project, which uses advanced engineering and location-specific optimisation to improve offshore wind turbine design & drive down capital costs, featuring papers and work from our very own Dr Ross McAdam (Associate Professor of Engineering Science; Non-Tutorial Fellow of HMC).

The PISA (Pile Soil Analysis) project is a joint industry project (JIP) which aims to innovate and economise the design of offshore wind turbine foundations – specifically the design of laterally loaded monopiles – to ultimately reduce the cost of renewable energy. It won the 2017 Fleming Award for its services to the energy sector after its culmination in 2016, having run for three years. These papers are the published conclusions.